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Moto G5 | Photo Credit: Motorola India

Moto G5 to Get Android 8.1 Oreo Update Soon; GeekBench Reveals

The smartphone will be skipping the Android 8.0 Oreo version and directly jump to Android 8.1 Oreo

Earlier this week, Lenovo owned company Motorola teased the launch of Moto G6 smartphone in India. Its predecessor, the Moto G5 was launched last year in March with stock Android 7.0 Nougat. Now the smartphone has appeared in benchmarking site GeekBench with Android Oreo on board. The new update means fewer lags and more efficient memory utilization.

The GeekBench listing shows the Moto G5 with model number Motorola XT1670 running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone managed a score of 674 points in single core test and 1910 points in the multi-core test. Interestingly the company hasn’t released an Android 8.0 Oreo update for the device, and it looks like it will be skipped. The company is expected to roll out the same update for the Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S, and the Moto G5S Plus.

Back in September, Motorola confirmed a list of devices getting the Android Oreo update but no fixed date was given. A lot of Moto G5 users have complained in official forums regarding the delay in the update. But Moto G5 users should rejoice now as the new update will roll out in few weeks.

To recall, the Moto G5 features a 5-inch display with FHD resolution (1980 x 1080 pixels) protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset coupled with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory which is expandable by microSD card.

It sports a single 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture while offering a 5 MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and wide angle lens for selfies and video calling. It is backed by a 2,800 mAh battery with 10W rapid charge. Connectivity features included 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a micro-USB port. A fingerprint sensor is embedded in the front home button

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