Motorola launched the Moto G 5 Plus smartphone in February, offering a 5.2 inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a starting price of $230 for a model with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

While the company will likely continue to offer that model for a while, it looks like Motorola also plans to unveil a souped up version soon. We already knew that a Moto G5S Plus with a 5.5 inch display and dual rear cameras was on the way. Now VentureBeat’s Evan Blass is filling in most of the rest of the details, after having seen marketing materials for the upcoming phone.

Many of the specs are remaining unchanged: like the Moto G5 Plus, the G5S Plus will have a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, and support for up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

But the new model has an anodized aluminum case instead of plastic. It has an 8MP front camera rather than 5MP. And rather than a single 12MP rear camera, the Moto G5S Plus has a dual-camera system on the back with one 13MP black and white image sensor and one color sensor. Among other things, that should allow users to adjust depth, replace backgrounds, or even make just certain parts of a picture black and white.

All told, the Moto G5S Plus is basically a better Moto G5 Plus… except it has a bigger screen and the same display resolution. That means it’ll pack slightly fewer pixels per inch… but I doubt most people would be able to spot the difference.

There’s no word on how much the Moto G5S Plus will cost, but we probably don’t have to wait too long to find out: Motorola has scheduled an event for July 25th, where the company is expected to officially unveil multiple new devices. That could include the G5S Plus as well as the new Moto X4 and other phones.

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2 replies on “Moto G5S Plus specs leaked: It’s like a G5 Plus… but better (mostly)”

  1. I use a phone with a 5.7″ 1080×1920 display and it is plenty sharp for me. I don’t use it for VR and I have older eyes. I really see no benefit to these ultrahigh resolution displays. They do consume more energy though, pushing all those extra pixels. I wish Moto was better at pushing out timely updates. I had several Moto phones back in the days of flip phones.

  2. A few things about the G5 Plus–you can get one with 4GB/64GB for $239 if you have Amazon Prime. The ads are very unobtrusive, particularly because the fingerprint scanner is so fast that they disappear before you can read them! Amazon is getting screwed! 🙂 Also, the battery life is incredible, the performance is above that of flagships just two generations ago, and it works on all four major carriers. Hopefully the G5S Plus will carry that last feature over. Finally, you can replace the on-screen navigation buttons with gestures on the fingerprint scanner.

    Also, not that I think this matters, but I believe the G5 Plus has a metal back. And I actually prefer the smaller screen size. But Moto is slow on security updates, at least relative to LG.

    If you want a better camera or a slightly larger screen the G5S Plus is probably a good phone. But if you don’t want those things . . ..

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