- Motorolaâ€™s new phone makes 5G more accessible in mid-range phones.
- It also includes a 90Hz display, quad rear cameras, and even dual selfie cams.
- It wonâ€™t be available in the US, but another lower-cost 5G phone is coming.
You wonâ€™t have to spend a small fortune on flagships like the Moto Edge Plus to get a Motorola phone with built-in 5G. The company has unveiled the Moto G 5G Plus, a mid-range device that should make the faster wireless technology more accessible.
The 5G data is undoubtedly the main draw, but this is a fairly powerful handset even if youâ€™re â€˜stuckâ€™ with LTE. You can expect a 6.7-inch FHD+ display with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate (still relatively rare in this class), the Snapdragon 765 processor found in the regular Edge, dual SIM support, and a hefty 5,000mAh battery with 20W fast charging.
The rear cameras are relatively familiar and include a 48MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro cam, and a 2MP depth sensor. Up front, however, is a first-for-Motorola dual-selfie system that includes a 16MP main sensor (tuned for low-light shots) as well as an ultra-wide sensor for group photos and scenic self-portraits.
The Moto G 5G Plus reaches Europe on July 8 starting at â‚¬349 (about $394) for a starter model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Spend â‚¬399 and youâ€™ll get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Itâ€™s also coming to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and â€œmany other marketsâ€� in the future, but donâ€™t expect it to reach the US. Youâ€™ll have to make do with the Moto Z4 and its 5G Moto Mod for now if you want a cheap Motorola phone with 5G.
You wonâ€™t have to go without an affordable 5G phone for long if you do live in the US. Motorola has promised a â€œsub-$500â€� 5G phone for North America this fall. The company isnâ€™t providing more details than that, but itâ€™s apparent youâ€™ll get a different device.