Moto G 5G Plus offers fast data and a 90Hz display for €349

motorola moto g 5g plus press photo in hand cameras

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  • Motorola’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 won’t be available in the US, but another lower-cost 5G phone is coming.

You won’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 you’re ‘stuck’ 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.

motorola moto g 5g plus press photo

Credit: Motorola

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 €349 (about $394) for a starter model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Spend €399 and you’ll get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It’s also coming to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and “many other markets� in the future, but don’t expect it to reach the US. You’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 won’t have to go without an affordable 5G phone for long if you do live in the US. Motorola has promised a “sub-$500� 5G phone for North America this fall. The company isn’t providing more details than that, but it’s apparent you’ll get a different device.

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