Motorola today launched the Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus in India, less than a month after its international debut. The Moto G5s is a modest upgrade over the Moto G5, while the Moto G5s Plus builds on the Moto G5 Plus by offering a dual-camera setup at the rear.
The Moto G5s features a metal unibody crafted from a single piece of high-grade aluminum. At the front, the G5s has a 5.2-inch Full HD display, up from the 5-inch panel found on the G5. Internally, the G5s is still powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 430 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz. This is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
The camera and battery capacity on the device have also been bumped. The rear now features a 16MP shooter with Phase Detection Autofocus, while the front now features a 5MP shooter with an LED flash. As for the battery, it has now been bumped to 3000mAh. Other specs of the Moto G5s remain the same as the G5 which means you will get a microSD card slot, dual-SIM connectivity, LTE, microUSB port, and the usual array of connectivity options and sensors.
As for the Moto G5s Plus, it sports the same internals as the Moto G5 Plus i.e. it still comes with a Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2GHz. It is now, however, paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage space. The screen size has been bumped to 5.5-inch, though its resolution remains unchanged at 1080p.
What sets the G5s Plus apart from the G5 Plus is its dual-camera setup at the rear. In addition to a primary 13MP sensor, there is another monochrome 13MP sensor on the handset — similar to what Moto has used on the Z2 Force. The dual-camera setup should help the Moto G5s Plus to click better photos in low-light and also allow it to take better black-and-white photos. The design of the handset has also been slightly tweaked and it now features antenna lines similar to what we see in plenty of other phones nowadays.
The Moto G5s has been priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM, 32GB storage variant, while the 4GB/64GB variant of the Moto G5s Plus is priced at Rs 15,999. The handsets will go on sale on Amazon India starting tonight. In addition to unveiling these handsets, Motorola has also reduced the price of the Moto G5 Plus by Rs 1,000 to Rs 14,999.