The latest Moto G5 photo leak points to the device sporting a back that is made out of metal, confirming our earlier report. Not only that, those who intend to pick up the latest generation smartphone from the Moto G series will also be able to bask safe in the knowledge that they will be able to do so while having Android 7.0 Nougat in tow. Official promotional listings for both the Moto G5 as well as the Moto G5 Plus have also leaked out earlier this week, further strengthening the case for the impending release of these two devices. DuduRochaTec.com has somehow managed to pick up exclusive photos of the Moto G5, citing that their source had successfully gotten hold of one of these puppies even before an official release is made. It has also been speculated that the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will make their debuts at MWC 2017 later this month.
The leaked Moto G5 photos do point to a metal backplate adorning the device when you flip it to the back, and it is also removable. Having a removable back plate is good news to us, as this would most probably translate to being able to remove the battery to boot. A removable battery works far better than a non-removable battery as you can always swap a fully charged spare battery when your current one starts to run low on juice, allowing you to continue with your previous tasks or carry out conversations without missing a beat -- and neither do you need to tote around a power bank. Apart from that, you need not have to join the upgrade race earlier than expected as a poorly performing battery can be easily replaced as you continue to use the handset for a longer period of time.
From the leaked photos, it does seem as though the display itself will be 5-inches in size, which would also prove previous rumors correct. Not only that, there is a fingerprint scanner located right in front which is in line with many smartphones these days, making it a step up from the previous generation where only the Moto G4 Plus carried the fingerprint scanner. Accompanying the fingerprint scanner would be virtual buttons on the left as well as right sides of the sensor, which will deal with multitasking and going back to the previous screen.
Will the fingerprint sensor do more than just being a security backdoor? Perhaps it might function as some kind of trackpad -- for instance, when you swipe to the left it can bring you back by one page, and swiping it in the opposite direction will allow one to access other apps which are running already. If that is the case, then this would mean the Moto G5 would not have any kind of on-screen controls, allowing one to have a far more generous viewing area than before despite having a 5-inch display size.
As for the Moto G5 Plus, it should carry all of the same general design, albeit being a wee bit larger in size and having better hardware specifications in line with its more premium name.