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LG bids adieu to Qualcomm, uses its own Nuclun processor inside new G3 Screen smartphone

LG has been relying on Qualcomm for providing application processors for its high-end smartphones since quite a long time now, but the new LG G3 Screen handset that has just been unveiled has a different story to tell. This LTE-A phone is fueled by the company’s first ever SoC which is called Nuclun.

This octa core chip has been made using the ARM big.LITTLE architecture, and it houses four 1.5GHz cores (ARM Cortex-A15) meant for advanced performance and four 1.2GHz cores (ARM Cortex-A7) for regular processing. LG has equipped this unit with support for next generation 4G LTE-A Cat.6 networks, which are capable of offering maximum download speeds of up to 225Mbps.

LG G3 Screen

The vechile for the Nuclun is called the LG G3 Screen, and it has only been targeted towards the Korean market for now. Perhaps, the company wishes to use it as a testing ground for how the new processor is received before sending it across the ocean into other territories.

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At 5.9 inches, the new G3 Screen’s display is slightly larger than that of the flagship, but its resolution is tied at 1080p full HD. It grabs 2GB worth of RAM and a 13MP OIS+ camera. A 3000mAh battery powers it from within, while the software department is headed by the Android 4.4 KitKat OS that has been sprinkled with LG’s very own UI enhancements.

Here’s a look at the specs of the LG G3 Screen:

– Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS
– Processor: Octa core Nuclun (1.5GHz quad core + 1.2GHz quad core)
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable)
– Camera: 13MP OIS+ rear, 2.1MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Size: 157.8mm x 81.8mm x 9.5mm
– Weight: 182gms

Nuclun Processor

Like we said, there are currently no plans of the LG G3 Screen entering territories other than Korea. We’ll have more on it when additional details are out.