News by Luke Jones on Monday October 27, 2014.
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LG has announced its first ever mobile processor, and no, it is not named Odin (the codename for the chip) but instead will be known as "NUCLUN". I liked Odin better, but regardless the new architecture is rolling out in a new LG device, and there is little surprise to see it is a variant of the G3 flagship. The G3 Screen was launched over the weekend.The G3 Screen is the first device to get the new chipset, landing on the market before the LG Liger that we reported on last week. However, the Screen looks likely to be a Korean exclusive at least for now, so those of us in other regions will have to wait until the Liger arrives to get a taste of NUCLUN. The octa-core processor has a quad-core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 for heavy processing and a quad core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 for lighter processing. The "big.LITTLE" architecture supports LTE-A Cat 6, which is currently only available in Korea, hence why the G3 Screen is exclusive to that country. LG is following its compatriot Samsung in many ways, such as building more niche filling devices and now by making a move into processor making. As for the G3 Screen, that seems to be a perfectly passable mid-range phablet with a 5.9-inch 1080p Full HD screen, 2 GB of RAM, 16GB of on board storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 13 megapixel rear lens, a 2.1 megapixel front facer, and a 3,000 mAh juicer. The LG G3 Screen is running Android 4.4 KitKat with LG's own simple UI skin over the top. While we are unlikely to see the Screen arrive in western markets, the LG Liger is more of a possibility. That handset is reported to have much the same specs as the Screen, so it is entirely possible that it is a western variant of the device that probably lacks the LTE Advanced tech.
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