+ Sunday September 22nd, 2019

Lenovo’s Moto G5 and G5+, which launched at Mobile World Congress last month haven’t yet launched in Australia but we could be getting the phones in a stunning blue colour option when it does.

The phone leak has come courtesy of the Twitter feed of Ronald Quandt of WinFuture.de, and shows the Blue Sapphire colour option off in beautiful press renders. The initial tweet (below) was for the G5, but a follow-up specifically states that the G5 Plus will also come in Blue Sapphire as well.

As a refresher the Moto G5 and G5 Plus are similar in design, but come with slight differences in spec – a 5″ screen on the G5 and a 5.2″ screen on the G5+, as well as different processors, RAM and storage configurations on both the devices. The easiest way is to check out the specs side-by-side:

 Moto G5Moto G5 Plus
Release dateFebruary 2017February 2017
Screen size5.0-inch5.2-inch
Screen technologyTFT LCDTFT LCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,0801,920 x 1,080
Rear camera13MP12 MP
Front camera5MP5MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 430Snapdragon 625
Core config8 x 1.4 GHz8 x 2.0 GHz
Ram2GB3GB/ 4GB
MicroSDYes, up to 128GBYes, up to 128GB
Battery2,800 mAh3,000 mAh
Battery removableYes
Headphone PortYesYes
Headphone LocationTopTop
Speaker ConfigurationBottomBottom
Android OSAndroid 7.0Android 7.0
Vendor skinMoto StockMoto Stock
Dimensions144.3 x 73 x 8.7 mm150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm
  • Lunar Grey
  • Fine Gold
  • Lunar Grey
  • Fine Gold

So far the Moto G5 has only been announced in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold. It may not launch with the Blue Sapphire option as phone companies often use new colour options to breath new life into their phones mid-cycle. While we wait for Australian launch details you can check out our hands-on of both phones here.

Daniel Tyson  


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