Motorola Unveils New Moto G 5G Plus Smartphone


Warsaw, Poland, July 7, 2020 — Motorola unveils the latest addition to the Moto G smartphone family, the Moto G 5G Plus. As it’s the year 2020, and everybody is doing the best they can to flatten the infection curve for the COVID-19 virus, the event was facilitated entirely virtual.

The invite-only unveiling broadcast was hosted by Marcin Prokop, who moderated through various stages of the event in order to get the details for the new Moto G 5G Plus from multiple experts and spokespersons around the world. He talked with Francois Laflamme, Motorola President of Europe & Global Chief Marketing Officer, Ruben Castano, Motorola Head of Global Customer Experience, Angelina Gomez, Motorola Global Product Marketing, as well as Enrico Salvatori, SVP and President of Qualcomm Europe.

What we learned about the Moto G 5G Plus

The most recent news from Motorola Mobility, or Moto, in short, was the remake of the classic Razor clamshell-style folding phone as a design icon. Today, however, they introduced the newest member of the Moto G family. The Moto G 5G Plus which enables their owners to have access to the new 5G cellular data speed and has the biggest screen to date in the Moto smartphone portfolio.

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Moto strives to make 5G and its own innovation available for everyone and does not reserve that for the flagships at a higher price point.  They want to enable their whole product range with new features and novel hardware and not only the most expensive models. The Moto G 5G Plus is the result of listening to and understanding their customers. This also reflects in the specs and features of the phone.

Moto G 5G Plus front and rear view

Tech specs

  • Display: 6.7″ Cinemavision HDR 10, 90Hz, 21:9
  • Rear camera: 48 MP quad-lens camera system
  • Front camera: 16 MP Dual-Selfie cam, lens placed within display space, upper left corner
  • OS: “Near-stock” Android 10 with My UX features for richer user experience
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
  • RAM: 4 GB and 6 GB options
  • Storage: 64 GB and 128 GB options
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, with 20 W charger
  • Fingerprint sensor: On the power button, on the side of the device
  • NFC: Will be included
  • Price: MSRP starting at 349 EUR in Europe (converts to 394 USD)

More details on the camera

The rear camera comes with Macro Vision, which allows you to take pictures five times closer to the object you want to photograph. The camera takes photos at an ultra-wide-angle, which helps you to get much more into your pictures. The lens comes with a depth sensor for better focus in portrait mode, and the new long-exposure features let you process images with a shutter time of up to 32 seconds.

The AI-augmented software helps you to take the shot at precisely the right moment, either when everybody in the frame is smiling or when you’re shaking the least. With a rule-of-thirds assistant, the AI automatically records an alternate version of your photos that are cropped in a way that follows photography theory.

What does that mean? “Near-stock”?

Many Android smartphone users in the past complained about manufacturers adding their own Android versions on the devices, which often appear bloated with functions and apps that the people don’t want and sometimes can’t even uninstall. With “near-stock” Moto means that they use Android, and it’s not fully stock, but the changes done are not to replicate something that Google has already developed but to build up on that.

Moto G 5G Plus fully enabled with NFC for contactless payment

Tech specs of the Moto G 5G Plus

For instance, you can use the Power Touch button, which is a power button combined with a fingerprint reader, and access app shortcuts by double-tapping it. This way, you are able to execute commands within apps very quickly, such as opening your mail app to compose a message or starting to navigate home in Google Maps. It’s also worth noting that Moto is also using Google Photos as the default gallery app, which comes with the privilege to leverage the Google cloud to upload and store photos taken with the Moto G 5G Plus without limitation.


Moto is a Lenovo brand, and they build long-lasting and reliable products. The Moto G 5G Plus is very likely not going to be an exception here. The mid-segment pricing allows people to get a flagship experience and entering into the era of 5G without it burning a hole into their pockets. The high-capacity battery, in combination with the display and camera features, is very likely to draw the attention of a lot of buyers and might even make some people shift from flagship-manufacturers towards Moto.

Photo credit: The shown images were provided to us by Lenovo for press use and are owned by them.
Source: The author was invited to the exclusive unveiling event. There were no written materials provided.

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