Thursday, 23 October 2014

LG Odin-powered “Liger” leaks offer pics, possible launch name

A couple days earlier this week we were talking about LG’s Odin SoC, a custom-designed in-house solution akin to what Samsung’s doing with its Exynos line. As we heard it told, the first LG phone built around an Odin chip, a device codenamed Liger, was nearly about to launch – so soon that it could be out by the time you finish reading this sentence. We’re still waiting on that official announcement, but in the meantime a new set of pics and leaked docs has just emerged that’s doing its best to reveal Liger to us just a little early.
Even better than some quick in-the-wild shot, these Liger pics come from what appears to be an extended hands-on sequence, having the time to photograph the hardware from all angles and even run some benchmarks. Unfortunately, Odin doesn’t look like it will be a big winner in the speed department, clocking-in closer to mid-range territory.
That’s a designation that’s generally in line with the rest of the Liger’s specs – components that sound quite good, but maybe lack those one or two reallystand-out details (like 3GB of RAM or a 2K display) that emphasize top-tier handsets. Instead, we see a 5.9-inch 1080p panel, 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera, 3000mAh battery, and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. The octa-core Odin SoC runs at up to 1.5GHz here. All in all, very, very solid, but just a hair short of phones like the G3.
We also may have a launch name, with a leaked doc seeming to identify this model as the G3 Screen. Still no word on a launch, but looking at all this we have to believe that it really may be just around the corner.
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