Motorola’s latest budget smartphones, G5 and G5 Plus, are coming to Kenya

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Lenovo subsidiary Motorola Mobility announced two new devices targeted at users in emerging smartphone markets as well as any other budget-conscious buyers.

The two devices, Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, are, at face value, just upgrades to last year’s G4 and G4 Plus. Only that they are actually more than that if you care to look. They will be some of the first budget Android smartphones to receive Google Assistant, which Google has now opened up to all devices running on Android Nougat and Marshmallow. Both devices run on Nougat. Version 7.1, no less.

The best news? They’re coming to Kenya. According to Lenovo East Africa regional manager Shikha Monga, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus can be expected to hit the Kenyan market anytime after May.

For now, buyers will have to make do with the Moto G4 Plus, which has been selling in the Kenyan market prior to Motorola’s official entry to the market today.

Here are specifications of the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus.

Emmanuel Chenze

Let's just say I know my stuff. I have 7 years experience handling, tinkering with and then writing extensively about Android stuff. Sometimes it is exciting, sometimes it is not; things can get stale with nothing new to show but I live for each one of those moments. Have something Android-related that you believe I need to have a look at? Hit me up: echenze@androidkenya.com

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