In the wake of the company’s upcoming Moto G6 series launch, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Monday announced a permanent price cut on the Moto G5S. The mid-range smartphone has received a price cut of Rs. 4,000 and is now available for its new official price of Rs. 9,999. The smartphone can be purchased for its new price across Moto Hubs, Amazon.in, and offline retail partners in Fine Gold, Lunar Grey, and Oxford Blue colour variants.
Launched in India in August last year, the Moto G5S was initially priced at Rs. 13,999, while the Oxford Blue variant was launched later in October 2017 for a price of Rs. 14,999. We are also expecting to see the launch of Moto G6 Play, Moto G6, and Moto G6 Plus at an event in Brazil later this week, and the India launch is expected to be in the same time frame.
Moto G5S specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Moto G5S Plus runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The handset runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage.
In terms of optics, the Moto G5S bears a single rear camera that has a 16-megapixel sensor, with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash. The selfie camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens, LED flash, and f/2.0 aperture. There is a 3000mAh battery under the hood, with TurboPower charging support.
Connectivity options on the Moto G5S include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. Additionally, sensors on the phone are accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.