Motorola set to launch Moto G5S Plus soon

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Motorola on Tuesday announced two "special edition" variants of the Moto G5. There aren't many huge differences, though.

The Moto G5 - the highly-anticipated but largely disappointing handset - was unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress in February and now Lenovo, via its Motorola Mobility arm, has brought a marginally improved range of successors to market. Then there's the 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC, a 16MP rear camera - improvement from the 13MP camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. Apart from that, Moto G5S Plus will also feature a dual-camera setup that's make it different from the Moto G5 Plus, which has a single 12-megapixel camera on the back. The 5MP wide-angle front camera now comes accompanied with LED flash.

In terms of camera, it is expected to mount a dual 13MP main camera - one with a primary full-colour range and f/1.7 aperture, and the other with black-and-white range and f/2.0 aperture, and an 8MP front-snapper.

The Moto G5S Plus will be launching in the United States later this fall, and while US pricing hasn't been announced yet, the European model will have a starting price of 299 Euro ($353.24 USD).

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There's still no NFC on the G5S Plus and, surprisingly, Moto says Bluetooth is downgraded from 4.2 on the G5 Plus to 4.1 on the G5S Plus.

The phone comes with 5.2” screen of Full HD resolution. Interestingly, the dual camera on the back, while having two 13MP sensors, will feature one with monochrome shooting and the other for RGB shooting, which is now the trend among smartphones having dual-sensor cameras.

It also follows the iPhone 7 by ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, with Motorola opting for audio via USB-C instead.

Everything about the G5S Plus will be reminiscent of the older G5 Plus, also featuring the front facing fingerprint scanner that also functions as the home button. Both the phones have leaked in official press renders, and following is an image of Moto G5S from those. You lose out on processing power compared to the G5S Plus, but you gain in battery capacity, storage, display size and camera capability over the standard G5.

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