Moto G5s receives a permanent price cut ahead of Moto G6 launch

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Apr 17 2018
Moto G5s receives a permanent price cut ahead of Moto G6 launch

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The Moto G5s was previously listed at Rs 14,999 and is now available at Rs 9,999 via Amazon, Moto Hubs, and other retail stores. The Moto G6 series of devices are expected to be launched in a couple of days.

Lenovo is hosting an event on April 19 in Brazil, where it’s expected to launch the Moto G6 series of smartphones. Ahead of the launch, the company has permanently discounted its Moto G5s by Rs 5,000 and the device can now be purchased priced at Rs 9,999 from Amazon, Moto Hubs and other retail stores in Lunar Gold, Fine Grey, and Oxford Blue colour variants. The company had previously temporarily discounted the smartphone under the company’s 45th anniversary of placing the first phone call. 

The Moto G5s is still a good deal for the price it is currently available at. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS LCD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM. On the rear, it features a single 16MP camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash, and comes with a 5MP front-facing wide-angle sensor with an LED flash. The phone packs 3000mAh battery with TurboPower charging support and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat.

As mentioned above, the company seems to be clearing the stocks for the upcoming Moto G6. From the rumours and reports that have surfaced so far, the company is expected to unveil the Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play, and the standard Moto G6 smartphones. The Moto G6 could feature a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a taller 18:9 display aspect ratio. It is rumoured to be powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC and sport a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup and sport a 16MP front-facing camera, along with a 3,000mAh battery.

Apart from the Moto G6, the Moto G6 Play could sport a 5.7-inch HD+ panel with 18:9 aspect ratio and is speculated be run on the Snapdragon 427 SoC, coupled with options of 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 32/64GB of internal storage. It might be backed by a 4000mAh battery and in terms of optics feature a 12MP rear camera and come with a 5MP front-facing sensor. 

The Moto G6 Plus is speculated be the top-most variant, which could run on the Snapdragon 630 chipset and feature a 5.93-inch full HD+ display. It is tipped to launch in two variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It could be also be equipped with a 12MP+5MP dual camera setup at the back and a 16MP front-facing camera.

Fueling the speculations of an imminent smartphone launch, Motorola recently updated its camera app, which now comes with a redesigned UI and a new app icon. It is expected to come pre-installed on the upcoming G6 series of smartphones and could soon be rolled out for the company’s existing smartphones. The app features three sections - photo, video and mode select. These can be accessed by swiping up and when one boots up the app, it is set to the photo mode by default, with the HDR toggle, flash toggle, timer and the toggle to switch between auto and manual camera mode options on top.

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