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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