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Lenovo, who currently owns Motorola, has launched the latest iterations of their mid-range smartphone called the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. These new devices feature an aluminum body along with improved camera optics and Full HD displays.
While both the smartphones come with displays that rock Full HD resolution, they do differ in screen size. The Moto G5S comes with a 5.2-inch display and the bigger Moto G5S Plus holds a 5.5-inch screen. Both the smartphone shares similar specifications such as 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. However, the Moto G5S Plus is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor while the smaller Moto G5S comes with the Snapdragon 430. These are the same CPUs that were used on the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus.
The cameras have been beefed up on the new G5S series devices. The Moto G5S features a 16MP rear-facing camera with phase detection autofocus for fast focusing and the Moto G5S Plus packs a dual-lens camera setup with 13MP image sensors on each module. The dual-lens setup is capable of depth sensing functions and the aperture of the lens is f2.0. The front facing camera on the smaller G5S holds a 5MP camera and a brighter F2.0 lens and the G5S Plus holds an 8MP selfie snapper with an f2.2 lens.
It's odd that both the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus packs a 3000 mAh battery, but while comparing to the earlier generation, the Moto G5 had a 2800 mAh battery, which brings to the fact that only the Moto G5S got a battery upgrade. The battery capacity of the Moto G5S Plus and the earlier Moto G5 Plus features the same 3000 mAh capacity. In short, the Moto G5S Plus didn’t get any battery boot, but rather, a huge bump in the camera department. The G5S Plus is also the first mid-range smartphone from Motorola to feature dual-lens support. The Moto G5S Plus can also record 4K videos with its dual-lens camera.
Motorola also added new features such as Night Display and Quick Reply for these devices, which we can guess that Night Display could be something similar to the Always On display and Quick Reply could be about allowing users to reply to messages from other social apps. Motorola did not comment on the exact details of the new add-on software.
That said both the devices feature a fingerprint scanner on the front and the devices run on Android 7.1 Nougat OS. Details regarding the availability of the smartphones for the UAE region is not known as of now. However, the Moto G5S is said to be priced at 249 Euros (Approx. AED 1081) and the Moto G5S Plus for 299 Euro (Approx. AED 1300).