It was rumored last year that Lenovo was planning on reviving the Moto X line in 2017 with purported renders of the device already leaking. However, a person selling a similar-looking phone is claiming that it’s actually the Moto G5 Plus.
The individual is selling the handset on a Romanian website for 1,650 Romanian Leu (around $388.35), according to 9To5Google. The Moto G5 Plus looks similar to the Moto X renders from late last year. The only major difference with this handset is that it carries the Moto “batwing” logo on the top left corner in front of the device. The presence of the logo indicates that the device the person is in possession of is a prototype.
The Moto G5 Plus prototype looks similar to the leaked 2017 ‘Moto X’ renders from last year.
The Moto G5 Plus looks like it’s incased in a metallic body. Edges are curved for ergonomics, while the camera module protrudes on the device’s back. The camera module’s design is also similar to the ones found on the Moto Z line. The fingerprint sensor up front is now also larger and oblong instead of being small and square.
The device comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display, like last year’s Moto G4 Plus. As for internals, the Moto G5 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also has a generous 3,080 mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.
What’s really disappointing about the Moto G5 Plus is that it still comes with a microUSB port for charging/data transfers instead of USB Type-C. Nevertheless, it will be running Android 7.0 Nougat straight our of the box.
The Moto G5 Plus will come with microUSB and not USB Type-C.
Lenovo hasn’t officially announced the Moto G5 Plus yet, but the seller from the Romanian website has listed that the device will be out by March 2017. If true, Lenovo appears to be straying away from its usual release cycle to bolster its sales, according to Droid-Life. The Moto G4 Plus was released back in May 2016.