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Moto G5 Plus Appears to Have Just Leaked in Full

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Motorola’s Moto G line has been one of its most successful lines of phones ever, so it makes sense that the company would want to follow-up last year’s Moto G4 and G4 Plus with a Moto G5 and G5 Plus. Thanks to a Romanian re-seller site, all of the details of the Plus version may have just leaked, including pictures of every angle of the phone. 

The seller’s listing refers to the phone pictured above and below as the Moto G5 Plus under model number XT1685. It also states that this is a phone not yet on the market, yet should be by March 2017. The XT1685 number has been tossed around over the past few weeks as the Moto G5 Plus.

As for Moto G5 specs, the sellers says that the phone features the following:

  • 5.5-inch FHD (1080p) display
  • Snapdragon 625 processor (octa-core), Adreno 506
  • 13MP rear camera. 5MP front camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • 3080mAh battery
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

And here are a bunch of pictures from the listing:

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moto g5 leak price availability

moto g5 leak price availability

Look familiar? A week ago, a phone was presented to us as the new Moto X through CAD renders. That “Moto X” looks identical to this phone, from the button placement and microUSB port to the camera puck on the back and its design curves. While we have no insider info on either phone, I’d be inclined to think that the Moto X name was incorrect and that this is the new Moto G5. Also, the specs are exactly that of a Moto G, not a Moto X, and match up well with last year’s G4 line.

As for March timing, that could be correct. We got the Moto G4 and G4 Plus last year around May, but Motorola probably needs to release something to get sales back on track.

Via:  OLX | reddit
  • alex

    ughly

  • Marlon K Joseph

    This thing supposedly has nougat and I haven’t even seen beta versions out for my z play as yet, when it was supposed to get it year end last year…

  • The Doctor

    Gross.

  • bogy25

    G5, G3, G2, G6, G7…..man does everything need to be a G???

    • Dean Waller

      Yes, because it’s called the G series…..

  • sinfoman

    Wouldn’t a used Note 4 be the better play here?

  • Tech Mate

    *Moto had Nexus design features (the button positions were the other way around, Headphone jack position was top-center) but after coming under Lenovo, Moto distinctive feature are fading away.
    *When SD626 is available then why opting for SD625.
    *Dual Front Firing(Stereo) Speakers were great on Moto phones. That too done and dusted.
    I own a Moto G4 Plus. It’s having the above mentioned design feature resembling Nexus design feature. So, I feel really sad to say but this might be my last Moto device if this trend goes on.

    • > the button positions were the other way around, Headphone jack position was top-center

      Its called evolving to meet customer needs. Headphone jack on bottom makes it in correct position when taken out of pocket while listening songs.
      Having power button in middle makes it easy to press it. Seldom you need to change your sound settings, power button is used much more so that should be easier to access.

      > When SD626 is available then why opting for SD625.

      This is just a leak, they may very well use 626

      • Manish Siddharth

        Headphones jack on the bottom makes it easier when taken out of the pocket? Seriously?
        I listen to music 90% of the time lying on my bed browsing the internet, and i cant even rest it on my belly because of the wire sticking out.

      • Tech Mate

        I don’t think its called “evolving” bro. Every other OEMs does the same design language. So Nexus like design feature was nice to have in a non-Nexus device. And about headphone jack position, it was best positioned at top-center because in pocket you can keep the device either way and it wont matter but using it while in bed feel really awkward.
        About SD626 you may be right. Its just a leak. There’s a chance of SD626 or at least SD653.

  • Sim Lash

    Is Moto finally making a worthy successor to the Moto X2? Looks like the return of dual front facing speakers and slim bezels. I’ll be waiting for this.
    Why would anyone care about USB C? Are you transferring files via USB?

    • Tech Mate

      Bro, there’s no dual front firing speakers and the bezels are not that slim.

      • Sim Lash

        The writing below the fingerprint sensor looked like a another speaker from my phone. Damn. All I want is for Moto to make an upgraded X2 or a smaller X Style

        • Tech Mate

          My personal favorite too Moto X Style.

  • Rod

    5.5″ ugh

  • Disqo Stu

    4GB, fingerprint sensor, at only $149 on amazon? sign me up!

    • HeatFan786

      G5 Plus, not the G5.

  • Yankee Pride

    Looks like no LED notification light again? That’s a huge disappointment & it’s feature I really miss on my Moto G4. And please don’t say ” but it has Moto Display” because that is no where near the same because I still have to pick up the phone to see if there are any missed notifications.

    • Sim Lash

      You don’t have to pick it up. The entire display lights up showing your specific notifications.

      • Yankee Pride

        Yes when the notification first comes in the display turns on. But then it turns off after a few seconds so if the phone isn’t right in front of me at the time the notification comes in then I have to keep picking it up to see if there were any missed notifications. With an LED notification light you just have to glance quickly at the phone. HUGE difference IMO. Do a Google search & you’ll see many similar complaints.

        • Sim Lash

          That’s different. My Moto X2 continually lights up when I get a notification. You can turn on the LED though if you’re rooted https://youtu.be/3kRpGT5l3S4

  • Racinx

    USB-C can wait, this is a budget phone, not a flagship like the rest of the competition.

  • Andy

    Didn’t the 4 have usb-c? Why would they go backward?

    • Xman332

      No it doesn’t.

  • cocci852

    I think Lenovo is making a mistake by keeping mods to just the z. Sure, it may not be cheap to implement, but if they are really committing to mods, they can’t just restrict it to the higher end. Plus, why retain the camera puck if no mods?

    • Harley

      That’s what the Moto Z Play is for though, I think they want to sell a Moto Z line that includes modular capabilities for those who want modular phones, but keep their regular lines (Moto X and G) for the rest of us

  • Ahku Droid

    Is that a headphone jack? Could Motonovo have seen the idiocy in ditching such a useful port? Please say they put it back on all future devices.

    • Veteater

      Well the Z is too thin to have one. The Z Force would not be able to fit a 3500 mAh battery into a 7mm thick body if it had a headphone jack. The Z play only has a headphone jack because it is taller and wider than the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. But that is one of the major drawbacks for me; even if the device is too thin for a headphone jack; whatever the cause is, that is a huge drawback for me.

      • Ahku Droid

        A simple solution is to make the body into a slight wedge. Not being able to charge it while using the headphone jack for streaming music and navigation commands in a rental makes it useless for me. I don’t want to connect Bluetooth for every car I get into, plus I don’t want to worry about charging or using heavier headphones while out jogging. Not having the jack makes phones a lot less useful for me.

        I don’t need a paper thin phone. I need a high spec’d device that doesn’t have less utility than its predecessor.

        • Adrian Fishler

          And yet millions of people bought an iPhone 7 without batting an eye at the same ‘flaw.’ They simply made memes about it, because it’s a funny concept. No one will think twice when every new phone that comes out lacks a headphone jack, but I know… Super easy to pick on Motorola. Ffs, people are even hailing Apple for having the balls to ‘do it first,’ even though the Z did it first, months beforehand.

          • Ahku Droid

            I wouldn’t exactly refer to reducing the usefulness of a smartdevice by removing a 12¢ port as having “balls”. People of the iCult mainly care about shiny and new as a lifestyle/status symbol. Many of them would buy matte black iToothpicks if they were available. Apple omitted it as a business decision to force sales of their ridiculous and undersupplied single ear Bluetooth Airpods. It wasn’t to “benefit” the consumer, even though their marketing department has been spinning it that way.

            I just hope the dissatisfaction reaches the same level as with microSD slots and they return.

  • netanil

    Great to see that it doesn’t have USB-C.
    😉
    Definitely not needed in emerging markets.

    • cdm283813

      But we have to get USB-C in a position that it is dominant. We don’t need 2 connectors fighting each other for the next 5 years.

      • Harry Balsaq

        We? You don;t have to do diddly. It’s not your issue to deal with.

        • cdm283813

          LG ditched/ is ditching module upgrades. That’s because people didn’t support the implementation of the idea. We do have the power to make OEM’s change their tune.
          You’ll be thanking me later when people like me vote with their dollars.

          • Harry Balsaq

            No i won’t. You act like you’re special. I have dollars to to vote with. You guys with your “power of the people” junk you think makes a difference. Yeah this is just the Viet Nam protesters. same thing. Oh wait that actually mattered.

      • h4rr4r

        What do you mean fighting, these are compatible with a very simple converter.

        • cdm283813

          Converter? Or do you mean dongle?

          • h4rr4r

            Converter, words mean things.

  • Orion

    Yawn.

  • Michael Bassett
  • Me

    Only good thing about this is the G4 & Z play should get cheaper.

  • glimmerman76

    notice the update reminder in the notification bar?

  • John

    Gotta give them credit for trying. That’s all they will get. Credit. Not sales.

    • josephmn

      I can’t speak for the market, as you have, by if what is reported here is correct, and it is carrier friendly, at the right price point I want it. That’s the great thing about the free market, you choose what you want and I do too.

  • fanderva342

    Google really should have kept Motorola to build their pixel line…

    • Tech Mate

      Absolutely bro.

      • sinfoman

        I agree, but I suspect it was Gs typical M.O. of using the acquisition as a test bed; they got what they needed (in this case the knowledge they didn’t want to build phones) and moved on.

    • michael arazan

      Maybe Google can buy HTC next, probably get it cheaper than Motorola

  • Aaron Batt

    If that’s the real phone, then the Moto Z Play I just bought is much better than this lol and it’ll probably cost less than this phone will lmfao

  • MJ

    This “leaks” get lamer all the time.. Why would a Romanian (of all places) re-seller site have a phone that hasn’t even been announced yet?

  • No USB-C, no thank you.

    • Eric R.

      Because you were actually going to consider buying it😂😂

  • landale

    Wow, still microUSB? I know on the lower end that’s probably a selling point as cost conscious users don’t have to buy new cables but how long are some companies going to wait to move to Type C?

    • asten77

      Moto was one of the first to, but yeah, it makes sense that it would not hit lower tier phones right away.

  • TheRunner024

    Ugly design and no USB C…

  • JSo

    I’m getting Galaxy Nexus vibes fro this.

  • Suicide_Note

    That is a very plain, boring design. And no USB-C is a total fail.

    • Adrian Fishler

      What’d you expect from a phone designed to cost less than $200. This wasn’t supposed to be high end. Fancy-looking, high end phones come with a significantly higher price tag.

      • Suicide_Note

        Who said anything about it being high end? You can make a decent/good looking phone without having to charge an arm and a leg for it. This thing looks like they stopped trying after they designed the circular camera housing.

  • ChrisI

    Another stupid protruding camera ring.

    • Adrian Fishler

      Camera doesn’t protrude on the Moto Z

      • ChrisI

        Yes it does. Very first picture bruh
        https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-z-droid-edition

        • Adrian Fishler

          I own one, as does my fiance and my best friend. That’s the phone ‘naked,’ which you don’t ever leave it. It’s designed for mods, even if it’s just a style mod, which makes the camera housing sit flush. The reason it protrudes is to act as an anchor for the top of a mod, so that it doesn’t slide around or otherwise move.

  • NeilOMalley

    No USB-C? For shame.

    • cadtek91

      Honestly, makes sense looking at the demographics and region it usually sells in. Micro-B is cheap enough now to where almost everyone has it already. C might not be as cheap (def isn’t in the US yet).

      • NeilOMalley

        Well they are gonna go to USB-C eventually, might as well start now. The more devices that use it the more cables will be produced.

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    • Raven

      There are at least 4 people in here already complaining about no USB-C, but this is a budget phone people. USB-C is just not common enough yet for most people that would buy it. I have accumulated dozens of plain Micro USB chargers over the years, but when my wife got a new phone with USB-C I had to start the accessory buying all over again. I wanted to get her a 2nd true USB-C charger and a car charger ASAP. You can get cheap Micro USB chargers anywhere including the nearest gas station, but try finding a USB-C charger in any brick and mortar store on short notice. Our local WalMart had exactly 1 in stock and it was a $30 Belkin that I was not about to buy so I had to wait for Amazon.

      • NeilOMalley

        Just get a USB-A to USB-C cable and you can use whatever charger you want. My Pixel came with an A-C and C-C cable. I think most manufactures should be able to do at least that.

  • coldcc

    ha no type c. Figures why motorola is failing

    • Adrian Fishler

      All their other new devices have USB-C, so how is this “why they’re failing?” Also, this is a mega-affordable phone designed for people without a lot of cash, and for emerging markets with the same ‘issue.’ How could someone barely able to afford a $150 phone be able to afford a $30 USB-C replacement cable? This is for someone without a lot of cash to be able to have something approaching high-end without having to break the bank.