LG announces its octa-core NUCLUN processor, alongside the G3 Screen smartphone

LG announces its octa-core NUCLUN processor, alongside the G3 Screen smartphone
LG just announced its very first mobile application processor, alongside the first smartphone to be powered by it.

The processor is called NUCLUN, and LG advises us to pronounce it “NOO-klun.” It’s an octa-core chipset that uses four ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz (for intensive tasks), and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz (these kicking in when less intensive processes are being executed). The new chipset uses ARM big.LITTLE technology, and supports LTE-A Cat.6 - allowing download speeds of up to 225 Mbps.

LG did not say if it plans to use the NUCLUN widely in the future, but - as mentioned above - it did unveil the first handset to rely on it. The handset is the LG G3 Screen (model numbers F490L, F490K, and F490S), of which we told you about earlier today, as well as earlier this week (when it was codenamed LG Liger). 

The G3 Screen looks like a slightly larger LG G3, featuring a 5.9-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. It’s also got a “high fidelity” 1W speaker, 13 MP rear camera with OIS+, a 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat, weighs 182 grams, and measures 157.8 x 81.8 x 9.5 mm. According to LG, the G3 Screen is developed specifically for the South Korean market, where it will cost about $750.


source: LG

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17 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

This is just a G Pro 2 with different SOC and smaller battery. And people say Samsung has a lot of variants. Also no information on GPU?

6. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

That girl looks nice ! :P

11. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

i think the reason why lg launch this phone is fight with note 4,it has been some time lg didn't launch any good phablet

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

LG, HTC and Samsung releases a lot of variation of their flagship devices and yet Sony being hated for 6 months cycle. Oh well another day another variant.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This big.LITTLE nonsense needs to stop. It's time for some proper octa-core processors. Also, 3GB of expandable memory, is that a typo?...

3. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Yep, it's actually 32 GB. Fixed, thanks!

5. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Extreme low energy true octa core sounds good to me. I guess currently energy and heat are the culprit.

13. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Big.little is future of mobile SoCs.

4. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

So does this phone have a 64bit processor?

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nope, 32-bit A15 and A7 cores (mostly likely not custom cores)

17. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Dang it.

8. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

a midrange chipset? and why name it NUCLUN? why not Odin? why does some Android oems need to have terrible naming? all this technology with a NUCLUN name. it's supposed to be swaggy? really they should learn from apple as names are as important as the phone itself. hey my phone has the new NUCLUN processor. get a life

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is supposed to be "swaggy"

14. ThirdEye

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

It is for the Korean market from what I see. Not even other Asian markets. So maybe NUCLUN makes sense to them compared to a German God.

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

So basically a G Pro 2+.

16. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

No it's G Pro 2- Snapdragon 800 has better performance

15. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

FM radio?

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