Lenovo will launch Moto G5 Plus in India today at an event in new Delhi. However, even before the phone goes on sale at Flipkart, which is the exclusive retail partner of Lenovo for the Moto G5 Plus, it has been given buyback support by the e-commerce site. According to reports, which are likely to be confirmed at today’s launch of the latest Moto G phone, Flipkart will offer all those who buy Moto G5 Plus a sort of insurance against price fluctuations and option to trade in their device for something better next year at a nominal price.
Update: Now, we have the details of the Moto G5 Plus buyback program. It costs Rs 1199 but for now Lenovo and Flipkart are offering it for free. What it means is that your Moto G5 Plus will have a value of at least Rs 7,000 if you exchange it for another phone within six months of the purchase. It is an okay deal but not that great. But irrespective of it, buy the Moto G5 Plus because you will want it and not because it comes with the Buyback scheme.
For now, however, it is not clear what sort of monetary benefits the owners of older Moto G phones will get and at what cost. Also, it is not clear what will be the price of the Moto G5 Plus in India, although it is likely to be between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000. Lenovo will also talk about the Moto G5 at today’s event, although it will not launch that phone immediately.
“The BuyBack Guarantee program is the yet another effort to bring better choices and a richer experience to our customers and keep the excitement alive amongst them,” said Ayyappan R, director (mobiles) at Flipkart.
The Moto G5 Plus is the successor to the Moto G4 Plus. However, it seemingly has better build quality and more thorough design compared to the Moto G4 Plus. It also has slightly upgraded hardware. The biggest change in the Moto G5 Plus compared to the Moto G4 Plus is the screen size. The Moto G5 Plus has an easier to handle screen size of 5.2 inches compared to the 5.5-inch one in the Moto G4 Plus.
The Moto G5 Plus uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, has a metal body, a screen with FullHD resolution, a fingerprint scanner on the front and Android 7 aka Nougat inside. The phone will be offered in variants that will have different amount of RAM — base variant will have 2GB — and different amount of internal storage.
One of the key highlights of the Moto G5 Plus is its camera. The phone has a 12-megapixel rear camera with a large sensor and the very bright F1.7 lens. In terms of camera hardware the phone is quite close to the Galaxy S7, which is a flagship phone. On the front the phone has a 5-megapixel camera. It also has 3000 mAh battery, support for two SIM cards and support for microSD card.