LG tonight has come out of almost nowhere with the release of a brand new processor dubbed NUCLUN, the company’s first mobile processor with both an eight-core processor and LTE Cat. 6 support, supposedly maximizing performance and minimizing the energy toll. The processor will see its first placement in a smartphone with the launch of the LG G3 Screen.
The NUCLUN processor (as LG tells us, it’s pronounced “NOO-klun”) has ARM’s big.LITTLE technology, allowing for greater overall efficiency. There are four ARM Cortex A15 1.5 GHz cores, and four ARM Cortex A7 1.2GHz cores, and the number of cores in use is adjusted based on the processor’s load. NUCLUN’s support for LTE Cat. 6 also allows support for the latest-generation mobile network technology, especially useful in markets like Korea where LTE Advanced has been around for quite a bit already.
To demonstrate NUCLUN, the LG G3 Screen will be launched this week with some fairly impressive specs. There will be a 5.9-inch 1080p IPS panel for the display, 32GB of ROM (with microSD expansion), 2GB of RAM, a 13MP OIS+ rear camera, a front-facing 2.1MP camera, a 3000 mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat.
The phone will debut this week in black and white, and is expected to only be available in South Korea for the time being.