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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29 Comments

1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

What an ugly name!

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

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

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

2. Meccalangelo

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Lion+Tiger = Liger

3. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

"It's pretty much my favorite animal"

5. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Damn you beat me to it lol

6. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Was waiting for that, honestly expecting more references lol

7. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 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.

16. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

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

21. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Disagree. Smoothest phones since the LG G2

25. john5994

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

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

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

where is odin?

10. bored_guy147

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

Asgard?

9. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

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

11. bored_guy147

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

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

19. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

does the iphone have large talons?

12. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

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

13. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 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!!!

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

18. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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

20. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

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

15. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

17. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2134; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

22. AlikMalix unregistered

23. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

27. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

No. It is for LG U Plus..only

24. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

26. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

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

29. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Please, wait the F520 :)

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