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LG F490L Liger shows up with 5.9-inch 1080p screen and LG-made NUCLUN octa-core processor

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LG F490L Liger shows up with 5.9-inch 1080p screen and LG-made NUCLUN octa-core processor

@UPleaks was right! Almost half a year after the LG G3 took the flagship position in LG's mobile roster, the South Korean company is ready for its next big thing. Quite literally - its next smartphone could be the 5.9-inch screen monstrosity LG F490L, codenamed Liger. A photo brochure of the device in question just leaked out of South Korea. 

The Liger has the exact same LG G3 look we know and love, but it has a bigger, 5.9-inch display with a 1080p resolution, which is still very much en vogue. Most notably, it could also be the first smartphone to ship with an LG-made NUCLUN octa-core processor! The CPU features four cores clocked at 1.2GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5GHz. LG filled a trademark for NUCLUN this August, which means the CPU is a fairly recent work of silicon art. 

It's not known whether the chip is a 32-bit or 64-bit model, but in the Liger, it is paired with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 13MP main camera with laser auto-focus and 2.1MP front camera, and a 3000mAh battery. We can also see that the LG Liger measures 6.21 x 3.2 x 0.37in (157.8 x 81.8 x 9.45mm), which is quite substantial, but still smaller than the killer whale that is the Nexus 6 - which measures 6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 inches (159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm).

According to Blogmobile, which published the booklet, the Liger will be released in South Korea through domestic carrier LG U+. Thus, we're not quite eager to assume the Liger is the successor to the LG G Pro 2. It's most likely a phone built to spec for LG U+.

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posted on 22 Oct 2014, 09:33 3

1. hung2900 (Posts: 943; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


What an ugly name!

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 09:51 12

4. jan25 (Posts: 469; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


it's a codename, learn to read the article first.

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 12:54

28. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


That's not it's real name fool. Just look at the title first or look at it's MODEL'S NAME

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 09:45 5

2. Meccalangelo (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Lion+Tiger = Liger

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 09:49 8

3. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


"It's pretty much my favorite animal"

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 09:59

5. Metropolis75 (Posts: 80; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Damn you beat me to it lol

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 10:11

6. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


Was waiting for that, honestly expecting more references lol

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 10:32

7. greenelektron (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


When it becomes available worldwide, i hope it would be priced at around $450-$500. I want the Nexus 6 but its too expensive.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 13:31 1

16. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1042; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


I played with LG phones in the software is so laggy.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 17:40 1

21. cheetah2k (Posts: 1499; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Disagree. Smoothest phones since the LG G2

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:49

25. john5994 (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)


If you think thats laggy you haven't tried Samsung GALAXY Ace with TouchWiz

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 10:43 1

8. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


where is odin?

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 12:25 5

10. bored_guy147 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


Asgard?

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 11:08 1

9. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 109; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Yes but does it have any special skills? Like nunchuk skills or bowstaff skills?

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 12:26 4

11. bored_guy147 (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


It's not as tall as the iPhone 6 plus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 15:52 1

19. Metropolis75 (Posts: 80; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


does the iphone have large talons?

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 12:41

12. somad (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


I think from now and on the new size for screen is 6"

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 12:49 2

13. Professor (Posts: 208; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


The only thing that LG has to do is to replace that chipset with the 805 Snapdragon chipset.Call it the LG G-Pro 3, and send it to USA asap!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 12:58 1

14. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Hopefully this is not the LG G PRO 3. The specs are almost the same on the G PRO 2 (with a drop in RAM too), except for the bump in processor, while retaining the G3 look.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 15:09

18. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


This is a mid-range device. The processor is made for efficiency rather than performance

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 17:13

20. Professor (Posts: 208; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Is not... The G-Pro 3 is going to have a 1,440x2,560 screen (not a 1,080x1,920) screen.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 13:30

15. bubbadoes (Posts: 814; Member since: 03 May 2012)


G3 has 3 gigs of RAM...the Liger has two gigs with a lot more cores and display...

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 13:59 1

17. CreeDiddy (Posts: 603; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I just keep shaking my head as of now, G3, Note, S5 are all now considered irrelevant as it is now the Nexus 6 and iPhone 6/6 Plus show. Note 4 isn't even being talked about in discussions.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 17:51

22. AlikMalix (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


When I read "liger" all I can think about is Napoleon Dynamite:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KvGy3FjGLK0/TtHldg3NoOI/AAAAAAAACtA/cHEqtRPeyJA/s1600/Liger-NapoleonDynamite.jpg

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 18:22

23. tiara6918 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


No, this is not the successor to the g pro 3 this is just another variant they'll release at sk

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 04:01

27. asialove (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


No. It is for LG U Plus..only

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 19:54

24. Af1rPA (Posts: 657; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


2Gig Ram and only 3000mAh battery? I feel a little dissapointed.
I hope they at least use a nice feel material for the back cover.

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 04:01

26. asialove (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


The final market name of the LG F490L is "LG G3 Screen". Google it..

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 15:45

29. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Please, wait the F520 :)

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