LG’s taking its smartphone game to the next level with a phone that is powered by an in-house-made system-on-chip. The device is a variation of the G3 and is called the G3 Screen.
The LG G3 Screen’s display measures 5.9-inches, while internally it uses the company’s NUCLUN chip, which is an ARM-based SoC using ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. It boasts eight cores, with four Cortex-A15 processors clocked to 1.5GHz and the remaining four Cortex-A7 processors clocked to 1.2GHz. The four “big” processors take care of the heavier, high performance tasks while the smaller cores take charge of less power intensive tasks. The chip also supports LTE-A Cat6 with download speeds up to 225Mbps.
“NUCLUN opens up a new chapter in LG’s history of innovation in the mobile industry,” Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG, said in a statement today. ”With this in-house solution, we will be able to achieve better vertical integration and further diversity our product strategy against stronger competition. NUCLUN will give us greater flexibility in our mobile strategy going forward.”
SoC aside, the G3 Screen packs a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a 3,000 mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat.
LG said today that the G3 Screen was designed specifically for the Korean market, so you definitely won’t be seeing it here in Canada. However, the company’s decision to push forward with its own SoC is significant, and the Screen is the first of what we assume will be many devices based on its own chipsets.