After months of rumors and speculations, LG has finally announced the LG NUCLUN - the company's first ever mobile processor. In fact LG is finally gearing up to rival Samsung - its arch rival in the mobile handset business.
The new octa-core ARM chip sports the mix of Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores. The NUCLUN chipset (pronounced "noo-klun") will be featured in the new LG G3 Screen, the official name for the F490. The chipset boasts of support for LTE-A Cat. 6 networks, for maximum download speeds of up to 225Mbps.
"NUCLUN opens up a new chapter in LG's history of innovation in the mobile industry," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "With this in-house solution, we will be able to achieve better vertical integration and further diversity our product strategy against stronger competition. NUCLUN will give us greater flexibility in our mobile strategy going forward."
The NUCLUN is designed with ARM big.LITTLE architecture - employing four Cortex A15 cores running at 1.5 Ghz, and four energy-saving Cortex A7 cores running at a lower 1.2 Ghz speed. In the meanwhile, the company has also confirms that the chipset is designed to support the next generation of 4G networks, LTE-A Cat.6, for maximum download speeds of up to 225Mbps while retaining backward compatibility with current LTE networks.
At the same time, LG has officially unveiled the LG G3 Screen- the first handset to support the NUCLUN chipset. The device is identical to the company's flagship for 2014 - the LG G3 - in respect of design. The firm claims that the LG G3 Screen is exclusive to South Korea. This means that we might not get the see the device making its way to India sooner.
Earlier today, LG also announced the global rollout of its newest smartwatch, the G Watch R, which features a classic round face, and runs on Google's Android Wear platform.
Read on for everything you'll want to know about the LG G3 Screen. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
The newly launched LG G3 Screen looks similar to the existing LG G3. But it has a bigger 5.9-inch screen compared to the LG3, which comes with a 5.5-inch QHD display.
The LG G3 Screen should not be seen as LG's next flagship device. The new handset is being projected as a special variant of the G3. The LG G3 Screen houses a large 5.9-inch IPS 1080p display.
The LG G3 Screen comes with an octa-core chipset that uses four ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz , and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. The phone also offers 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card support. The device runs on Android 4.4.
The LG G3 Screen sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS+, alongside a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. The camera quality is expected to be at par with any other high-end phone in the same class.
LG has confirmed that the G3 Screen houses a 3,000mAh battery inside. The new high-end handset supports LTE-A Cat.6 - allowing download speeds of up to 225 Mbps.