What to Expect from Motorola’s Indian Launch on August 29?

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Motorola, the Lenovo subsidiary, earlier today confirmed that it will be holding a launch event later this month on August 29. Motorola will announce its first dual camera smartphone for the Indian market- the Moto G5S Plus. For the unaware, Motorola recently unveiled the mid-range Moto G5S and G5S Plus in some countries. Both the smartphones are minor upgrades to this year's Moto G5 and G5 Plus.

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Motorola sent out a media invite asking to block the date and the invite clearly states the arrival of Moto G5S Plus. However, at this moment, it's unclear whether Motorola will unveil the Moto G5S at the event or not. With the G5S Plus, Motorola is trying to cope up with the ongoing dual camera trend in the market. Here's what the Moto G5S Plus brings to the table.

The Moto G5S Plus, as I have been saying is a minor upgrade to the G5 Plus. Let's talk about the changes first: It sports a larger 5.5-inch Full HD display, compared to the 5.2-inch one seen on the Moto G5 Plus. The major change would be the camera because the G5S Plus has a dual camera setup at the back.

There are two 13MP sensors at the back of the phone with f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED flash. Up front, there's an 8MP wide-angle selfie camera. The G5S Plus will be Motorola's first dual camera smartphone to launch in India.

Another change is that the G5S Plus boasts of a complete metal body, compared to the plastic side frame on the G5 Plus. A welcome upgrade though.

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Besides these changes, rest of the specifications are same as the Moto G5 Plus. The device is still powered by the 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is an energy efficient chip, clubbed with 3GB/4GB of RAM. The 3GB RAM variant comes with 32GB of storage, while the 4GB RAM option has 64GB of storage. It's expected that both the variants will be launched in India. There's a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.

Software wise, the Moto G5S Plus will boot Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with Motorola's little customizations here and there. The device is backed by a 3000mAh battery.

The price of the Moto G5S Plus is unknown at the moment, but it is widely expected to cost Rs. 17,999 in India. Furthermore, the smaller Moto G5S is likely to be an offline exclusive model, going by Motorola's recent Indian strategy. What should be the ideal price for Moto G5S Plus when it launches in Indi? Let us know in the comments section below.

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