We weren’t expecting to see anything new from Motorola’s Moto range until a little later this year, but the internet might just have delivered an early sneak peek. Until recently, a Romanian listing on online marketplace OLX was selling what was claimed to be the as-yet-unannounced Moto G5 Plus — successor to last year’s G4 Plus.
The listing seems to have been removed, but images ripped by a helpful Redditor show a legit-looking Moto device. Specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal memory, 3,080 mAh battery, and 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. There’s a micro-USB for charging, and the whole thing runs Android 7.0 Nougat. We can see a few minor cosmetic changes compared to older devices in the G-series (the fingerprint sensor is oval rather than square; the camera bump is circular rather than oval, similar to the Moto Z), but overall, it all fits with Motorola’s design language.
An interesting side-note: this device is identical to leaked renders and photos that surfaced last year of what was then claimed to be a new Moto X. If the specs in this listing are correct, though, this device would obviously not stand among the high-end Moto X range.
We’re not sure when we’ll find out more about this device, but the original listing for it included a “March 2017” date for availability. If that’s true, we’ll likely see more at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.