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Lenovo Unveils Moto G5S and G5S Plus with Better Specs and Higher Prices

Back at MWC 2017, Lenovo took the wraps off this year’s Moto G5 and G5 Plus. Now, the company is upgrading the handsets with new “S” branding, better specs, and higher prices.

The G5S is seeing a bump up to a 5.2-inch 1080p display over the G5’s 5-inch panel. A 1.4GHz octa-core processor powers the device, while a larger 3,000mAh battery provides a charge for everything to operate. Android 7.1.1 Nougat is loaded with Moto’s slight customizations, and there’s an improved 16MP rear camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus). Finally, a 5MP wide-angle shooter will take care of your selfies.

Moving on, the G5S Plus is where a majority of the changes can be found. There’s a larger 5.5-inch 1080p display, dual 13MP rear cameras similar to the Moto Z2 Force, an 8MP selfie camera with an LED flash, a Snapdragon processor with up to 4GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone also ships with Android 7.1.1 and TurboPower charging that can give you six hours of battery life in fifteen minutes, according to Moto. All of this comes in an all-aluminum body that drops the plastic that was previously available on the G5 Plus.

The G5S will start at €249 when it launches globally, while the G5S Plus will start at €299. Both devices will launch in the U.S. this fall, with further details regarding their release dates and pricing likely arriving at that time.

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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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