Moto G5S Plus Android 8.1 Oreo update might be released soon


Motorola had unveiled the successor to its popular Moto G4 series of smartphones last year in the form of the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. A few months ago, the company released dual-camera versions of the phones as Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. The handset was released with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Motorola revealed later that the phones will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update in a few weeks. However, the two smartphones haven’t received the update as of now and they are still running the same outdated version of the operating system. Now, interesting details have emerged from Geekbench’s database where the Motorola G5S Plus (XT1805) is found to be running the “Android 8.1” Oreo.

Moto G5S PlusWhile the listing reveals Moto G5s Plus running Android 8.1 Oreo, it is not known if Motorola really plans to update the phone to the latest version of Android. Apart from that, the rollout details have not been revealed by the company yet. In the past few days, the Lenovo-owned smartphone brand had rolled out the November security patch to the Moto G5 in India, bringing some stability improvements. In addition to the several Motorola devices getting an update, the company is also updating the one-year old Moto Z Play to the Android 8.0 Oreo as well. The phone was found running the latest Android version in Geekbench’s database a few days ago. Motorola has also seeded Android 8.0 Oreo to the Moto X4 in India, which means that we can expect the rollout of Android 8.0 to the Moto G5s Plus and the Moto Z Play in the next few weeks.

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To remind you more about the Moto G5S Plus, it features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD resolution, and uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. It comes packed with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and an option to expand the storage space via a microSD card slot. The imaging tasks of the phone are handled by a dual rear-facing camera, consisting of two 13-megapixel shooters. At the front, the phones has an 8-megapixel selfie camera with a fixed-focus lens and an LED flash. It comes packed with a 3000 mAh battery with support for fast charging.