Motorola announced the Moto G 5G Plus, an intermediate smartphone that, so far, is the cheapest phone with 5G connectivity in the world, costing less than US$500.

Motorola was the first manufacturer to launch smartphones compatible with 5G networks, but they needed a module purchased separately, and it alone cost $350 at the time of launch. This price was still added to the value of the Moto Z3 or Z4, models with which the 5G module could be used.

Now, the company has announced the Moto G 5G Plus, a mid-range device with a fingerprint reader on the side, wireless charging and water resistance, to offer a much faster connection than 4G LTE at a cheaper price.

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The device uses a Snapdragon 765 chip, has a 6.7-inch FHD+ screen, 90 Hz refresh rate, dual selfie camera (16MP + 8MP ultrawide) and quad rear camera (48MP + 8MP ultrawide +5 Macro MP + 2 MP ToF).

The battery is very spacious with 5,000 mAh and supports 20 W fast charging via a USB-C connector. In addition, the cell phone also has NFC and headphone jack.

The Snapdragon 765 only supports 5G connections of the Sub-6 GHz type, which is slower than the mmWave type. Still, the device will be useful for those who need a model cell phone, with recent Android and fast connectivity, but don’t want to pay the price of a high-end one.

Price and availability

The Moto G 5G Plus will be marketed in Europe from July 8th, in two versions: 4GB with 64GB, costing US$ 392.27 (R$ 2,113); and 6 GB with 128 GB, costing US$ 448.47 (R$ 2,416).

Later, he will arrive in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. At first, the cell phone will not be sold in the Americas.

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