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Premium For All: Meet the new Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

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PRESS RELEASE

27 February 2017 - Lenovo, through its Subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, today launched worldwide the next generation of Moto G.

What do people crave in a smartphone? High quality without breaking the bank -- with the bells and whistles that make for a premium device and experience.

A battery that goes the distance. Photographer-quality camera. Striking screen resolution and display. After conducting our Global Mobile Value Index survey, that’s what nearly 12,000 adults in nine countries told us they consider premium in a smartphone.1

And while many of you are not looking to spend an arm and a leg simply because you’re buying a new phone, smartphone users we surveyed will put their money where their mouth is. A majority of people around the world are willing to pay more for the premium smartphone features they value most: 76 percent will pay more for a phone with a battery that can keep up with their busy lives and 66 percent will pay up for an enhanced camera to capture life’s picturesque moments.1

Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. Enter Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus-- the fifth generation of the Moto G family. Once again, we’re offering premium features for all. And this time, it comes with a metal design and striking new look. Power, value -- and now beauty. An unexpected combination, because different is better. 

The Next Generation Moto G5 -- Never Settle

You won’t have to compromise on style, performance or price with our fifth-generation Moto G, the first with a head-turning, metal design that looks as great as it performs. Available in Lunar Gray or Fine Gold, it’s easy to fall for its stunning good looks. The sleek, aluminum design speaks to user preferences: between plastic, metal and glass, 48 percent of people prefer smartphones made of metal.1 

With an all-day 2800 mAh battery, you can go from morning to night without needing to charge. When it’s time to power up, never slow down. The 10W rapid charger gives your Moto G5 hours of power in just minutes.2 Speaking of speed, the powerful 1.4 GHz octa-core processor gives you fast access to photos, apps and everything in between -- no annoying stutter or lag time.2 Locking your phone to keep your information secure, or unlocking to access your favorite app is also easier than ever with a simple touch of the fingerprint reader.

Need stunning photos for social media? A phone with a high-quality camera is important to many of us.1 Moto G5 delivers with a 13MP camera and software such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF), enabling fast focus for sharper photos. Sit back and watch the “likes” roll in.

The New Moto G5 Plus -- Captivating Design.

For all of the above features and more, turn your attention to Moto G5 Plus. With even faster speeds and the most advanced camera in its class, get everything you need without compromise. With precision craftsmanship and sleek metal design, Moto G5 Plus is both beautiful and durable.

When’s the last time half the world agreed on something? Talking about smartphone cameras, that’s when. Fifty percent of survey respondents agree they want a camera that delivers outstanding photos in their future smartphone.1 Moto G5 Plus gives you the most advanced 12MP camera in its class. The first Moto G5 Plus with Dual Autofocus Pixels, it locks onto the target in the blink of an eye so you never miss a shot. By utilizing 10x more pixels on the sensor, you can focus on your subject up to 60 percent faster than Moto G4 Plus. Sitting in the dark? We’ve got you covered there too, thanks to a large f/1.7 aperture and bigger pixels, which let in more light.

A phone that can keep up: people we surveyed around the world consistently noted the need for more battery life. In fact, 1 in 4 people globally are willing to pay over 20 percent more for a smartphone with a good battery.1 But with Moto G5 Plus, we made sure battery was king. Free yourself with a 3000 mAh all-day battery and fuel up fast with TurboPower™ charging -- up to six hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. Rest assured that Moto G5 Plus can keep up with your busiest days.2 

Moto G5 Plus’ 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 4G LTE keeps your life smooth sailing… or at the very least, your apps.3 Enjoy quality playback of your favorite games and videos, and browse the web or stream music at lightning-fast speed, wherever you are.4 Forty-eight percent of people want a smarter display - with a phone that knows them better and discreetly sends notifications. Moto Display -- one of our most popular Moto Experiences -- does just this, letting you preview notifications without unlocking your phone. Want more Moto Experiences? Moto G5 Plus also includes Moto Actions and a new experience: One Button Nav, which lets you quickly navigate through screens using the fingerprint reader. More than half of people around the world tell us they didn’t know they wanted many of the features available on their smartphones -- but now they can’t live without them. We get it. That’s how we feel about Moto Experiences, too.

And, with the Google Assistant, you can send messages, make calls, navigate, manage everyday tasks and more, just by holding the Home button. We’ve worked with Google to make sure the Google Assistant works well on the new Moto G family.

Moto G5 & Moto G5 Plus Technical Specifications

 

 

Moto G5

 

Moto G5 Plus

Dimensions

Height: 144.3 mm

Width: 73.0 mm

Depth: 9.5 mm

Weight: 144.5g

Height: 150.2 mm

Width: 74.0 mm

Depth: 7.7 mm  (9.7 mm at camera)

Weight: 155 g

Processor*

Qualcomm® Snapdragon 430 processor with up to 1.4GHz octa-core CPU and 450MHz Adreno 505 GPU

Qualcomm® Snapdragon 625 processor with up to 2.0GHz octa-core CPU and 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU

Software

Android™ 7.0, Nougat with Moto experiences (Moto Display, Moto Actions)

Android™ 7.0, Nougat with Moto experiences (Moto Display, Moto Actions)

Display

5.0" Full HD display (1080p [1920x1080] / 441ppi)

 

5.2" Full HD display  (1080p [1920x1080] / 424 ppi),

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Storage (ROM)**

 

Storage varies by region

Options:

LATAM: 32 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

 

ROW: 16 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

Options:

U.S.: 32 GB, 64 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

 

APAC: 16 GB, 32 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

 

LATAM + EMEA: 32 GB, microSD card support up to 128 GB

Memory (RAM)**

 

Memory varies by region

ROW: 2 GB or 3 GB

 

Canada, LATAM, Ireland, Romania, AU, Japan + New Zealand: 2 GB

 

Turkey, Bangladesh, India, Nepal + Sri Lanka: 3 GB

U.S.: 2 GB or 4 GB

 

EMEA: 3 GB

 

LATAM: 2 GB

 

APAC: 3 GB or 4 GB

Rear Camera

13MP with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, 1.1um pixel, LED flash

12 MP with dual autofocus pixels,

f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixel, color balancing dual LED flash

Front Camera

5 MP with:

wide field of view, f/ 2.2 aperture,1.4um pixel, and display flash

5 MP with:

wide field of view, f/ 2.2 aperture,1.4um pixel,  and display flash

Video Capture

1080p full HD video, 30fps; 4x digital zoom

4K Ultra HD, 30fps; 4x digital zoom

Battery+

2800 mAh removable battery,

up to 24 hours mixed usage

3000 mAh non-removable,

up to 24 hours mixed usage

Charging

The 10W rapid charger gives you hours of power in just minutes.

The TurboPower 15W Charger gives you up to 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes.

Colors

 

Varies by country and channel

Lunar Gray or Fine Gold

 

 

*Sapphire Blue - EMEA only

Lunar Gray or Fine Gold

 

SIM

Nano-SIM

Dual-SIM available in select models

Nano-SIM

Dual-SIM available in select models

Audio

Front-ported loudspeaker

2-Mics

Front-ported loudspeaker

2-Mics

Bluetooth®  Technology

Bluetooth version 4.2

Bluetooth version 4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n  (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)

802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)

Water Protection***

Water repellent nano-coating

Water repellent nano-coating

NFC

No

U.S.: No

ROW: Yes

Network Bands

 

Band coverage varies by model, country, and carrier.

Canada + LATAM:

GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)

 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 28),

 

Brazil:

 GSM (850, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

 4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 28), GSM (850, 1800, 1900)

 

EMEA + APAC:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 38, 40)

 

India

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 2100 MHz), 4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 8, 40)

 

U.S.:

CDMA: 850, 850+,1900MHz

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41, 66)

 

Brazil:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 28)

 

India:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 8, 40)

 

LATAM:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 28)

 

EMEA + APAC:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 850 Japan, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

4G LTE (B1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 19, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41)

Connectivity

Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack

Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack

Authentication

Fingerprint reader

Fingerprint reader

 

*Individual core processing speeds vary, and may not reach the maximum speed indicated.

**Actual available capacity of user storage and internal memory is less because the operating system, software and other functions utilize part of this capacity.  The available capacity may change when you upgrade the device.

***Advanced nano-coating technology creates a water repellent barrier to help protect against moderate exposure to water such as accidental spills, splashes or light rain. Not designed to be submersed in water, or exposed to pressurized water, or other liquids; Not waterproof.

+Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, voice, data, and other application usage patterns.  

Availability and Pricing

Can’t wait to get your hands on them? 

Moto G⁵ (2Gb RAM) will be available from March from O2 (blue exclusive), CPW, JLP, Tesco and Argos starting at £ 169. Moto G⁵ (3Gb) will be available from Amazon and the Motorola E.Store starting at £ 179.

Moto G⁵ Plus will be available from Mid-Spring from Carphone Warehouse starting at £ 259.

1 Survey was executed by KRC Research on behalf of Motorola and Weber Shandwick. A total of 11,928 interviews were completed online among a representative sample of adults age 18 or older in each of nine countries: Brazil (1130 interviews), China (1030), Germany (2096, reduced by weighting to 1048 when included in the global total), India (1107 interviews), Mexico (1068 interviews), Russia (1103), Spain (1065), the United Kingdom (2241, reduced by weighting to 1121 when included in the global total), and the United States (1088).  All interviews were conducted from January 23 to January 31, 2017 in local languages. The figures have been weighted per country in order to be representative.

2 Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. All battery life claims are approximate and based on a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

3 Individual core processing speeds vary, and may not reach the maximum speed indicated.

4 Certain features, functionality and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. All are subject to change without notice.

About Motorola

Motorola Mobility LLC was acquired by Lenovo Group Holdings in 2015.  Motorola Mobility is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenovo, and is responsible for designing and manufacturing all Moto branded mobile handsets.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$45 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including Motorola), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com