Alleged Moto G5 Plus leaks out, Android 7 Nougat and mid-range features on board

Alleged Moto G5 Plus leaks out, Android 7 Nougat and mid-range features on board
Motorola and Lenovo may be planning to release a Moto G5 series of smartphones less than a year after the Moto G4 family (which was introduced in May 2016). An unannounced handset that's presented as the Moto G5 Plus is currently available to buy via OLX - a well-known online marketplace that's seen as a non-US alternative to Craigslist.

The alleged Moto G5 Plus (model number XT1685) is being sold via OLX Romania, and the seller revealed various photos of it, plus a list of specs. The handset seemingly runs Android 7 Nougat, sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor. Furthermore, the phone comes with a fingerprint scanner, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 3080 mAh battery. There's a 13 MP camera on the back, while the front-facing selfie camera is a 5 MP one.

The Moto XT1685 is sold without accessories. The owner doesn't say where he obtained the phone from, which is understandable, since the device has a "Motorola confidential property, not for sale" mark on it. According to the seller, the phone should be released in March. Right now, the handset's price is of around $387 (most likely, this is not the official price).

Interestingly, this alleged Moto G5 Plus looks just like another unannounced smartphone that was recently presented as the Moto X (2017). Perhaps these are two different models that have a similar design (but different features), or maybe one of these two names is not accurate. Either way, the handset that we can all check out here looks real enough. We just have to wait and see what its official name will be.

source: OLX (translated) via Reddit

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Moto G5 Plus
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Looks thick

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's how I like emmm..........wait what site is this,,,,,,

8. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Jeez, the damn thing looks more Lenovo (eg Ideapad) than Motorola with that body and paint job.

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Moto and Lenovo collaborated with this design. Wouldn't be enough to justify the Moto X name, but now it looks to be the G, not too shabby at all. Hope I am making sense lol

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Damn it. Knew it'd come with the 625 the following year.

5. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

At least they listening to criticism.Looks thinner and have a better looking home button.

6. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

i guess front speakers are gone forever on motos

11. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Earpiece doubles as a speaker for a good chunk of their lineup now but it would be nice if they brought back the stereospeaker config.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yes really. Motorola's front-facing stereo speakers configuration were top-notch, along HTC's.. It's sad to see they've dropped it for good!

7. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Sigh. Too bad moto g isn't west it started out as. Anything above $200 is a bummer. These days only honor is doing it right and even the new zte v8 pro.

9. Furbal unregistered

Hockey puck looks terrible on a metal back =\ it is growing on me with my z play though

10. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

To me the design of the Moto Z was quite pleasing at first sight but without the back cover.

13. vishnu_ramesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

Again with that stupid lazy finger print sensor which cant double as a home button?!!!

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ugly as hell.....

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