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LG to Release Octa-Core “Nuclun” SoC in the LG G3 Screen

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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LG is set to follow the likes of Samsung and other manufacture its own System-on-Chip. The chip will be called “Nuclun,” and it will be used for the first time in the upcoming “LG G3 Screen,” which is debuting this week in Korea. The LG G3 Screen will be unavailable in other countries.

So far, the list of active SoC manufacturers isn’t too long. We most commonly see Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Nvidia Tegra, HiSillicon, and Mediatek parts, as well as older devices based on TI OMAP past designs. LG is looking to become a big player here, so this is definitely interesting.

The new LG Nuclun processor will feature eight cores meant to run on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, which means that four cores will be a bit slower (A7) and other four will be top-notch (A15). Such an approach should result in decent battery life in non-intensive tasks, as well as great performance. We’ll see if this lines up with reality, as LG is set to show off its new toy, the LG G3 Screen, alongside the Nuclun CPU this week.

LG’s chief executive Jong-seok Park said that this strategy should give his company better vertical integration and further diversify its product strategy against stronger competition. One thing is certain, LG will make more money using in-house solutions that staying with third parties such as Qualcomm.

[via Recode]

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LG Announces Own NUCLUN Octa-Core Processor, New G3 Screen Phone Running It

Posted by Kellex October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Yesterday, pictures of an unannounced LG phone codenamed “Liger” surfaced, along with benchmarks to showcase the phone’s LG-made processor, a chipset that has been running under the codename “Odin” for some time. To get out ahead of any additional leaks, or because that leak was perfectly timed and orchestrated, LG finished off the day by announcing both the phone and processor. The phone is called the LG G3 Screen; the processor is the company’s first in-house made chipset known as NUCLUN

The processor, again is LG’s first mobile application processor, employs four 1.5GHz Cortex A15 cores for high performance and four 1.2GHz Cortex A7 cores for “less intensive processing.” Do the math and you get an 8-core chipset that will be used in high-end smartphones. If you were worried about LTE connectivity, just know that this chipset supports LTE-A Cat.6 networks, so it’s ready for prime time. LG says that this NUCLUN processor is all about “high performance and low energy consumption.”

As for the phone, you are looking at a device running the NUCLUN, but also with a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display, 32GB internal storage, micro SD slot, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with OIS+, 3,000mAh, and Android 4.4. This is like a bigger version of the LG G3, but with a lower resolution display.

LG did not mention release information for the G3 Screen.

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LG INTRODUCES COMPANY’S FIRST MOBILE APPLICATION PROCESSOR

LG’s Octa-Core NUCLUN Processor Delivers LTE-A Cat.6 Support and Enhanced Capabilities Optimized for High-end Smartphones

SEOUL, Oct. 24, 2014 ― LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its first mobile application processor (AP) featuring eight-core architecture and LTE-A Cat.6 network capability for high performance and low energy consumption. The new AP, named NUCLUN, will make its debut this week in the “G3 Screen”, a smartphone developed specifically for the Korean market.

NUCLUN (pronounced NOO-klun) was designed using ARM big.LITTLE™ technology for efficient multi-tasking capabilities. The AP employs four 1.5GHz cores (ARM Cortex-A15) for high performance and four 1.2GHz cores (ARM Cortex-A7) for less intensive processing. The number of performing cores can be adjusted based on the requirements of the task for maximum processing power or maximum energy savings. NUCLUN is designed to support the next generation of 4G networks, LTE-A Cat.6, for maximum download speeds of up to 225Mbps while retaining backward compatibility with current LTE networks.

“NUCLUN opens up a new chapter in LG’s history of innovation in the mobile industry,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “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.”

As LG’s first smartphone equipped with NUCLUN, the G3 Screen inherits the design language, camera and UX features of the popular LG G3. The G3 Screen boasts an expansive, 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display and high fidelity 1W speaker for the ultimate smartphone experience. As the largest smartphone designed for LTE-A Cat.6 networks, the G3 Screen will deliver download speeds three times faster than regular 4G LTE networks for a truly smooth and satisfying multimedia experience.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: NUCLUN Octa-Core (1.5GHz Quad-Core + 1.2GHz Quad-Core)
  • Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS
  • Memory: 32GB eMMC / 2GB RAM / MicroSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 13MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Size: 157.8 x 81.8 x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 182g
  • Network: LTE-A Cat.6
  • Colors: Black / White

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LG debuts NUCLUN processor in the G3 Screen, a Korean exclusive with a 5.9-inch screen

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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We’ve seen evidence that LG have been preparing their own processor, and today the Korean manufacturer have confirmed the long-running rumor by announcing the octa-core NUCLUN ARM processor. The processor will make its debut in the G3 Screen (formerly the LG Liger),and will feature LTE-6 capability, allowing download speeds of up to 225Mbps. 

The NUCLUN inside the G3 Screen will be clocked at 1.5GHz for the four Cortex-A15 cores and 1.2GHz for the other four Cortex-A7 cores. The cores are said to be able to fire individually, allowing for an extremely flexible and efficient processor. It will also have 2GB of RAM under the hood and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). On the outside is a 5.9-inch 1080p IPS display, a 13-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The Korean exclusive will be powered by a 3,000mAh battery and is set to run Android 4.4 KitKat.

No word yet on whether we will be seeing any NUCLUN-powered devices outside of Korea, but if LG wants to knock Samsung off their throne, launching their own line of processors is a good way to start. Check out the presser below for more info on LG’s new line of processors and hit the comments section to let us know your opinions.

LG INTRODUCES COMPANY’S FIRST MOBILE APPLICATION PROCESSOR
LG’s Octa-Core NUCLUN Processor Delivers LTE-A Cat.6 Support and
Enhanced Capabilities Optimized for High-end Smartphones

SEOUL, Oct. 24, 2014 ― LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its first mobile application processor (AP) featuring eight-core architecture and LTE-A Cat.6 network capability for high performance and low energy consumption. The new AP, named NUCLUN, will make its debut this week in the “G3 Screen”, a smartphone developed specifically for the Korean market.

NUCLUN (pronounced NOO-klun) was designed using ARM big.LITTLE™ technology for efficient multi-tasking capabilities. The AP employs four 1.5GHz cores (ARM Cortex-A15) for high performance and four 1.2GHz cores (ARM Cortex-A7) for less intensive processing. The number of performing cores can be adjusted based on the requirements of the task for maximum processing power or maximum energy savings. NUCLUN is designed to support the next generation of 4G networks, LTE-A Cat.6, for maximum download speeds of up to 225Mbps while retaining backward compatibility with current LTE networks.

“NUCLUN opens up a new chapter in LG’s history of innovation in the mobile industry,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “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.”

As LG’s first smartphone equipped with NUCLUN, the G3 Screen inherits the design language, camera and UX features of the popular LG G3. The G3 Screen boasts an expansive, 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display and high fidelity 1W speaker for the ultimate smartphone experience. As the largest smartphone designed for LTE-A Cat.6 networks, the G3 Screen will deliver download speeds three times faster than regular 4G LTE networks for a truly smooth and satisfying multimedia experience.

Key Specifications:

Chipset: NUCLUN Octa-Core  (1.5GHz Quad-Core  + 1.2GHz Quad-Core)
Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS
Memory: 32GB  eMMC  / 2GB RAM / MicroSD slot
Camera: Rear 13MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
Battery:  3,000mAh
Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
Size: 157.8 x 81.8 x 9.5mm
Weight: 182g
Network: LTE-A Cat.6
Colors: Black / White

Source: LG Korea

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G3 Screen is LG’s first phone powered by in-house Nuclun processor

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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Remember Odin? LG’s long running in-house mobile SoC project is finally coming to fruition in a brand new G3 variant for the Korean market.

LG announced today the release of the G3 Screen, a 5.9-inch variant of the G3 powered by a Nuclun processor, designed by LG in-house and built by chip foundry TSMC. The LG G3 Screen will be exclusive to the Korean market, and the device (previously known under its Liger codename) is notable mainly for its unique processing package.

Here are the main specs of the LG G3 Screen:

  • Chipset: NUCLUN Octa-Core  (1.5GHz Quad-Core +1.2GHz Quad-Core)
  • Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS
  • Memory: 32GB  eMMC  / 2GB RAM / MicroSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 13MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery:  3,000mAh
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Size: 157.8x 81.8x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 182g
  • Network: LTE-ACat.6
  • Colors: Black / White

The G3 Screen is designed to take advantage of the LTE-A connectivity available in South Korea, with supported download speeds of up to 225 Mbps. The feature set and software experience is largely the same as in the G3 flagship.

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Getting back to Nuclun (pronounced NOO-klun), the processor is a big.LITTLE octa-core design featuring four 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 cores for high-performance tasks and four 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 cores for less intensive processing. The processor is able to fire cores individually in order to obtain top performance, battery saving, or a mix, depending on the needs of the device. As a big.LITTLE device with ARM Cortex A7 and A15 cores, Nuclun seems similar to the HiSilicon Kirin 925 processor used by Huawei in the Ascend Mate 7.lg nuclun (1)

“Nuclun opens up a new chapter in LG’s history of innovation in the mobile industry,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, head of LG Mobile. “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.”

LG used to have a chip manufacturing business, but it sold it to Hyundai back in 1999. The Korean company has used only Qualcomm chips for its high-end smartphones so far, and the G3 Screen appears to be a field test designed to determine the viability of Nuclun in real world.

The mobile SoC market is clearly dominated by Qualcomm, and even Samsung, one of the world’s top chipmakers (including memory) has been having trouble getting its Exynos chips into devices.

It remains to be seen whether LG will be successful with the Nuclun initiative. The company is enjoying a period of growth, fueled by good sales in its mobile division and especially at the high-end of the market. If the Korean market welcomes Nuclun warmly, it’s possible that at least some of next year’s G devices will feature LG-designed Nuclun processors as well.

LG G Watch R to drop in Europe first as global rollout starts

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Most of the current smartwatches and Android wearables put in the market today – at least those worthy of note – can trace their very recent history back to IFA 2014 in September, because that’s where most of them got launched. This includes the LG G Watch R (the “R” stands for “round”) which was unveiled at Berlin and is slated to start its global rollout in November, with the first market to get the device being Europe.

The LG G Watch R follows after the relative success of Motorola’s Moto 360 of staying within the classic round design of watches. LG hypes that their version is a “full circle”, rather than the “flat tire” roundness of the Moto 360. LG says that the Android Wear device will be available firstly in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and most major markets in Europe by the beginning of November.

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The US market will most likely follow by the middle to the end of November, with LG also peddling the G Watch R at the Google Play Store in select countries. The G Watch R has a stainless steel casing to contain its classic form factor, but under that is a Snapdragon 400 chipset and 512MB of RAM to power a fully circular 1.3-inch OLED display.

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The battery of the device is rated at 410mAh, and the smartwatch also has an IP67 rating, which means it can survive being submerged for 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 1 meter. Will this beat the Moto 360 in terms of style and features? Tell us what you think below.

SOURCE: LG

OFFICIAL: LG comes out with own proc, F490 is the LG G3 Screen

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

No sooner than we had written about all the buzz LG is creating with its upcoming smartphone the LG F490 – they come out with a release confirming what we have been assuming to this point. LG is indeed coming out with a new octa-core processor – the NUCLUN (pronounced “noo-klun”) – which will be featured in the new LG G3 Screen, the official name for the F490.

LG has made public what should be their first competitive attempt at a processor. The NUCLUN is indeed designed with ARM big.LITTLE architecture – employing four Cortex A15 cores running at 1.5Ghz, and four energy-saving Cortex A7 cores running at a lower 1.2Ghz speed. LG confirms that the NUCLUN will support current and next-gen 4G standards, which include LTE-A Cat.6 and current LTE bandwidths as well.

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The LG G3 Screen is confirmed to have the design language of the current flagship, the LG G3 – although we have seen pictures up close before this confirmation. It seems redundant to list off the specs here, but to confirm – it will have that gigantic 5.9-inch screen (hence the name), the NUCLUN octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 13MP/2.1MP camera combo, and a 3,000mAh battery to power it all up.

So there you have it, LG confirms what has been fodder for the rumor mill these past few days. Expect the G3 Screen to launch in Korea first before anywhere else. We should have pricing information on this device soon.

SOURCE: LG

LG’s F490 shows up in Vietnam, up close images available

Posted by wicked October - 24 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

LG is creating quite a buzz with its supposed upcoming device, the LG F490 “Liger” (which is a lion and a tiger, geddit?). It might just be the first competitive device that will sport an LG-made processor – an octa-core processor at that – similar to what Samsung is doing with its Exynos cores. The F490 is not yet officially available, but it has shown up in Vietnam for a nice photo session.

As you can see from the pics, the device’s screen is huge at 5.9 inches. It is said that the F490 is slated to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus in the category of “smartphones with ginormous screens”. And as with LG’s usual way of doing things, the F490 will probably launch in the Korean market first – but most of us should expect an international version of this by mid to end of November.

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What is interesting about it is that LG is trying its best to do a Samsung and produce its own processors. For the F490, it is rumored to be the Odin/NUCLUN octa-core processor, complete with big.LITTLE architecture at quad Cortex A15 1.5Ghz and quad Cortex A7 1.2Ghz cores. Nothing bad with that, but nothing bad with Qualcomm cores either, which has octa-core solutions if needed. Does LG need to prove itself that it can put out its own procs? In my book, they don’t need to – but this looks like it.

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The F490 will reportedly have 2GB of RAM, and on a screen this big – 5.9-inch Full HD 1776×1080 – your performance might take a hit, even with 8 cores. That kinda shows with a middling AnTuTu benchmark result – which probably points to a lack of RAM (3GB would be better) or a GPU that is not up to spec. The benchmark result at 25460 is great, but to compete with the Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus, the F490 has got to do better.

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SOURCE: Kenhcongnghe.vn

LG Liger shows up in benchmarks with mid-range hardware

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

LG ligerIt looks like LG is planning on launching a new device in the G3 family called the LG Liger. The oddly named smartphone looks extremely similar to the G3, but LG has lowered the specs a bit, so this one effectively falls in the mid-range category of smartphones.

The device features LG’s in-house Odin CPU with four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores, similar to many newer pseudo-octacore processors. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it an extremely high-end CPU, as the benchmarks for the device put it well below the Snapdragon 801 found in the G3. To make up for the lower speed, LG has decreased the screen resolution to 1080p instead of the extremely high resolution seen on the G3. The screen itself is also a bit bigger, coming in at 5.9-inches. Other specs include 2 GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel camera.

It’s crazy to think that an octa-core device with a 1080p screen is “mid-range,” but compared to other high-end offerings on the market, this device can’t compete with the best available. It’ll still very likely be an excellent device that won’t cost much, so keep an ear for it as we get closer to the holidays.

source: GSM Arena

 

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LG G Watch R will roll out in November, starting with Europe

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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It has been a big week for Android Wear, with the arrival of a new update that brings a few changes to the table and the beginning of pre-orders for the Sony SmartWatch 3. That’s not all the AW-related news, as LG has now announced its global rollout plans for the G Watch R.

Come early November, LG’s circular watch will begin to roll out first to retailers in European countries including France, Italy, Spain and the UK. Shortly after this, the watch will then hit key markets in North America and Asia. Unfortunately LG has still yet to officially confirm pricing for the watch or exact release dates.

For those that are more interested in circular watches than the more typical square design, the LG G Watch R’s arrival means more options than just the Moto 360. It is probably a matter of personal taste as to whether the sporty design looks better or worse than the 360, but it is worth mentioning that the watch’s design allows for a full circle display without the “flat tire” look found on Motorola’s watch.

The G Watch R also has a Snapdragon 400, which should potentially allow for better battery life when compared to the TI chip found in the 360. Other specs for the G Watch R include a 1.3-inch P-OLED display, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, a 410 mAh battery, typical smartwatch sensor (Gyro/Accelerometer/Compass, Barometer and Heart Rate Monitor) and water/dust resistance.

So how about it, anyone interested in picking up the G Watch R? How do you feel it compares to the Moto 360?

LG finally announces global release plans for the G Watch R, but still murky

Posted by wicked October - 23 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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LG released the G Watch R in South Korea last week, and it will be available in the UK starting tomorrow, but what about the rest of the world? LG sent out a presser with a little information, but unfortunately it’s still a little cloudy. According to the presser, the full round smartwatch will be available at retail sites throughout Europe in the beginning of November. This includes France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Now as far as the UK is concerned, Clove will have it starting tomorrow.

As for North America, Asia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), they only mentioned that they would follow the European launch soon after, but no timetable. This could mean the following week or even a few weeks. Either way, I guess it’s safe to say that the G Watch R won’t hit the U.S. until at least the week of November 10th. I am sure it will be here by the holidays though. I doubt LG wants to miss that opportunity.

Full Press Release:

LG G WATCH R, NEW BENCHMARK FOR WEARABLES, BEGINS GLOBAL ROLLOUT

SEOUL, Oct. 24, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) announced today that its newest Android wearable, LG G Watch R, will be available for purchase at retail sites throughout Europe including countries such as France, Italy, Spain and the UK in the beginning of November, followed by key markets in North America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) soon after. Customers in select markets will also be able to purchase G Watch R on Google Play in the weeks ahead.

The LG G Watch R made its world debut at IFA 2014 to much interest and with its stylish looks and smooth, speedy performance, became one of the show’s most mentioned new products. The world’s first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, the G Watch R was inspired by classical and premium timepieces. The 1.3-inch circular P-OLED display takes advantage of every pixel, producing images with stunning color and accurate viewing at all angles even under bright sunlight.

Designed and built to last, the LG G Watch R features a classic design encased in durable stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery, the largest in an Android Wearable to date. Like the original LG G Watch, the G Watch R delivers optimal performance through its powerful but efficient 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. With an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the device is completely protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter. The G Watch R, designed with personalization in mind, is compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap.

The LG G Watch R offers six new pre-loaded watch faces and improved power savings in ambient mode. The update to Android WearTM OS will add even more features and functionality to G Watch R such as offline music playback. Updates will be performed seamlessly through the smartphone with the owner’s permission.

“While the original G Watch was designed to be a no-nonsense, pure Android Wear device, the G Watch R was developed with a more aesthetic eye,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G Watch R represents LG’s commitment to meld form and functionality together in perfect harmony and to create a device that not only looks great but more importantly, offers technology that makes life more convenient.”

Prices and additional purchase details will be announced locally at time of availability. For more product images and videos, please visit www.lg.com/global/gwatch/r.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
  • Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 410mAh
  • Operating System: Android Wear™
  • (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass)
  • Barometer
  • PPG (Heart Rate Monitor)
  • Color: Black
  • Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)

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