Lenovo is set to unveil a new Moto device at MWC 2017, and rumours are suggesting that it could be the successor to the mid-range Moto G4. Well, based on what we found in SIRIM’s database, we won’t be surprised if Lenovo will launch the Moto G5 Plus at the tech convention next month.
In our routine lookup of new devices registered with SIRIM, we found that Lenovo registered a device with the model number “XT1685” a couple of days ago. A quick Google search revealed that this is very likely the unannounced Moto G5 Plus, which was put up for sale by an unknown seller last week.
It’s actually not uncommon for a device to appear on SIRIM before its official announcement: the OnePlus X and Huawei Mate 9 were both registered with the certification body before their respective official announcements. Nonetheless, this may mean that Malaysia will be one of the first countries to receive the G5 Plus.
When it comes to hardware, the Moto G5 Plus is your typical mid-range smartphone. It’s said to be packing a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, at least 32GB of internal storage, a 3,080mAh battery, as well as 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras. Naturally, the G5 Plus will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
However, until Lenovo officially unveils the Moto G5 Plus, take these information with a pinch of salt. All will be revealed come 26 February at MWC 2017; it’ll be interesting to see if there will be any other device in the Moto G5 family.