The upcoming Motorola Moto G5 is one of MWC 2017’s poorly kept secrets. We know almost everything about the smartphone in advance, and we are now being clued in about its eventual retail release. A UK retailer – allegedly Clove – listed the Moto G5 (with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage) in Gold and Grey, saying first stock is due mid-March. This means the smartphone will be available for purchase not long after its announcement at MWC 2017. The conference goes between February 27 and March 2.
The Moto G5 is rumored to feature a 5-inch 1080p resolution screen and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, which originates from the chipmaker’s low-end series and is designed to provide adequate power for affordable devices. Running Android Nougat, the G5 could be sold in two configurations – 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The handset will have a 13MP main camera with dual LED flash and a 5MP front camera. A fingerprint sensor and NFC connectivity are strong possibilities as well.
The Moto G5 has been certified by the FCC, which means it’s coming to the US market. Whether that will happen as soon as mid-March, or after a longer wait, remains to be seen.