The LG Liger, model number F490L booklet has just been leaked and it shows off a massive phablet with pretty good internals to boast with. Just half a year has passed since the LG G3 hit the market, but it seems that LG will be refreshing its portfolio, at least in South Korea. The brochure of the new phablet came with a few photos and the LG Liger looks like a revamped LG G3 with a larger screen. The LG Liger specs include a 5.9 inch display with a 1080p resolution. The LG Liger is just a tad smaller than the Nexus 6, so it still is a behemoth.
The LG Liger will also be one of the first devices to sport LG’s own NUCLUN octa core processor. The LG NUCLUN CPU features 4 cores clocked at 1.2 GHZ and another 4 clocked at 1.5 GHz, which should make for a pretty powerful LG Liger phablet. Other LG Liger specs that have been leaked in the brochure include 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, although we don’t know if LG is planning to include a microSD slot in the Liger. The LG Liger camera setup will supposedly be a 13 MP shooter with optical image stabilization with the same laser autofocus as the LG G3 and a 2.1 MP front camera. The brochure also details a 3000 mAH LG Liger battery, which should compete with the great battery life we’ve seen on the Sony Xperia Z3 and Galaxy Note 4, even though those have batteries a bit larger. Since the LG Liger will have a smaller resolution, it won’t need as many juice as the Galaxy Note 4 or LG G3, which should be noticeable in battery life. There hasn’t been any information about the LG Liger OS, but we think it’s safe to assume that it will either be Android 4.4 KitKat or Android 5.0 Lollipop, especially since rumor has it that the LG Liger might actually have a 64 bit configuration.
The LG Liger measures 157.8 mm in height, 81.8 mm in width and 9.45 mm in height. We are inclined to think that the LG Liger will be a direct competitor to the Nexus 6. which has very similar measurements, and just a fraction of an inch larger screen real estate. Since South Korea is known for many people’s infatuation with phablets, the LG Liger might stay exclusive to that market. Rumor has it that the LG Liger was or will be manufactured for domestic carrier LG U+. The LG Liger doesn’t have a price or a release date yet, but since the brochure is pretty detailed and specific, we might see the device get launched by the end of the year. What do you think about a phablet version of the LG G3? Can the LG Liger specs compete with those of the Nexus 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?