The G3 Screen acts as the launching platform for the Korean manufacturer’s first mobile application processor.
Not to be left behind Samsung in the market for octa-core mobile processors, LG has unveiled the LG G3 Screen, a variant of the company’s current flagship that is powered by the company’s new NUCLUN mobile processor. It’s an octa-core chip that features ARM’s big.LITTLE technology – there are four 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 cores for demanding tasks, and four 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 cores for general usage.
It’s unclear if the processor supports the use of all eight cores at once, though it probably doesn’t given even Samsung took a few iterations before introducing the feature in its Exynos chipsets. What the NUCLUN does support is LTE-A connectivity for speeds up to 225Mbps, which will come in quite handy in the company’s home market, where such high-speed mobile networks are quite commonplace.
Other than the new processor, the only major difference in the G3 Screen is a larger display. It’s a 5.9-inch unit this time instead of the 5.5-inch screen found on the G3, but on the flip side, it only has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, making it a downgrade over the G3’s display as far as the pixel count is concerned. It shouldn’t be an issue for most users though, and will actually help system performance while sacrificing some of the display’s sharpness.
The rest of the specs are pretty much the same, including 32GB of expandable internal storage, 2GB of RAM (the 32GB model of the standard G3 has 3GB of RAM), a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The G3 Screen runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, with the usual helping of LG’s custom UX on top.
The LG G3 Screen is set to be a South Korean exclusive at the moment, though it’s possible LG will bring it to other markets in the near future. The phone will be available in black and white once it goes on sale, for a price that remains unannounced as of now.