LG names the Liger, uses self-manufactured processor
LG has come out with two big revelations recently, the name of their upcoming device codenamed Liger and a new processor for it.
LG has made no secret their work on an upcoming device which is now officially called the LG G3 Screen. Being a variant of the flagship G3, the G3 Screen will be bringing a supersized screen to the already impressive specs of the G3. It will sport a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS screen with a resolution of 1776×1080 pixels. The screen also masks the other big reveal, an LG-made octa core processor. The new processor is called the NUCLUN and is based of ARM big.LITTLE architecture. It has four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and four energy saving Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. LG now joins the ranks manufacturers that produce their own processors along with Samsung and its Exynos processors, not a small feat indeed.
With a big screen and a self made octa core processor, one would expect this device to be a top of the line performer. However, as reported by Android Community, an AnTuTu benchmark performed on the LG G3 Screen indicate a rather mediocre performance. It currently ranks behind the Xperia Z2 and the Xiami MI 3, which is miles behind market leaders such as the Note 4. AC goes on to postulate that this is probably due to only 2 GB of RAM being available or even the large, high resolution screen.
We still have to bear in mind that there is still time for LG to work on the device and possibly raise its benchmark ratings. For now, we do have to appreciate LG’s effort in attempting to push the boundaries on their screen sizes and of course, their venture into processor production.