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LG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'Nuclun' processor launches in Korea

LG Electronics has launched its new G3 Screen phablet, powered by its long-awaited, self-designed "Nuclun" application processor in South Korea.

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After rumours of an impending release earlier in the week, the South Korean electronics company has officially launched the LG G3 Screen.

The mid-range handset is the first ever phone by LG to be powered by its own Nuclun SoC, previously called "Odin" by the media. It's also packing an octacore processor based on ARM big.little architecture built with four 1.5-gigahertz ARM Cortex 15 cores and four 1.2-gigahertz ARM Cortex A7 cores.

The G3 Screen, called "Liger" in the foreign press, has a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS LCD screen, a 1-watt high-quality speaker, 1.3 megapixel rear-facing camera with laser auto focus and OIS Plus. It supports LTE-A services and will be exclusively available via South Korean telco LG Uplus.

It has a 3,000-mAh removable battery, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, and comes with Android 4.4 KitKat. Locally, the phone will cost 803,000 won (US$757, AU$864, £472). An LG spokesman said it was undecided if the phone would be made available in other countries as yet.

Sources told ZDNet Korea that the handset will be the last to be branded as a G3 derivative. They also said LG was unsure whether the Nuclun series would continue next year, or whether the company would be able to power a flagship model with the chip, since the current iterations have been unable to support qHD-quality displays.