Moto G5 Plus News: Photos of Leaks Show Phone In Line With Lenovo’s Latest Design Language
Following the success of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, Lenovo is preparing for the rollout of the next-generation Moto G series. A Romanian seller who listed a smartphone on OLX, an online marketplace, claims the first model of the series would be the Moto G5 Plus.
Minor Update, Major Facelift
The reported Moto G5 Plus would have only a minor hardware update but a major facelift, according to Android Authority. The Romanian seller, who says the upcoming model would sport number XT1685, would have a 5.5-inch FHD (1080p) screen, octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, 13 MP rear shooter and 5 MP front camera, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 3080mAh battery, fingerprint sensor and run by Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
The tech website notes the design of the upcoming Moto G5 Plus is “more in line with Lenovo’s latest design language,” particularly the protruding circular camera panel on the back. It adds the leak from the Romanian seller is almost identical to images published on the website last week and circulating online since early December.
No Confirmation From Lenovo
At that time, there was no name yet for the upcoming smartphone for Lenovo under the Moto G series. Android Authority now says the leaked CADs appear to confirm the renders were that of the Moto G5 Plus but adds Lenovo officials have not confirmed anything yet.
The Verge reports that the listing by the Romanian seller has been removed from OLX, but a Redditor had saved the images which showed a Moto gadget that looked legit. Since the Moto G5 Plus was originally listed with March 2017 as its available date, chances are the device would be included in the Mobile World Congress in February.
TechDroider points out that there is some confusion on the next Moto handset which is not a Moto X but codenamed Cedric with model code XT1670. However, the posting by the Romanian seller claiming the next handset is the Moto G5 Plus with the model code XT1685 only added to the confusion, Pocket-lint reports.