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LG L5000 Is The Company’s New Phablet For South Korea

April 15, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

LG has introduced their new flagship, as well as a number of entry-level and mid-range devices lately. The company has introduced a range of ‘LG K’ devices, and their LG G5 flagship has been announced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) back in February. The LG G5 still has very limited availability, but that will change before the end of April, according to the company. That being said, it seems like LG opted to release yet another device out of the blue, read on.

The company has introduced a new phablet in South Korea, according to the source. The name of this phablet is LG L5000 (F590), and it sports mid-range specifications. The device itself resembles the LG G3 quite a bit, as you can see in the provided image. The phone sports rear-facing physical buttons, and more or less the same design language as the LG G3. Now, this smartphone sports a 5.9-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by LG’s very own Nuclun octa-core SoC running at 1.5GHz, and it offers 4G LTE connectivity. The 3,000mAh battery is available here as well, and Android 5.1 Lollipop come out of the box with LG’s custom UI available on top of it. The 13-megapixel snapper is placed on the back of the LG L5000, and it is possible we’re looking at the same sensor you can find in the LG G3. The 2-megapixel unit is available up front, and the device weighs 182 grams. The LG L5000 measures 157.8 x 81.8 x 9.45mm, and it also packs in a DMB-TV tuner, which is not that rare in smartphones released in South Korea.

As you can see, the LG L5000 can even be considered a bigger version of the LG G3, and we really doubt that LG plans to release this handset outside of Korea. Considering the fact that the L5000 is fueled by LG’s very own Nuclun chip, it is possible that LG is now sort of publicly testing their processor. As some of you might remember, Nuclun chips had issues with overheating in the past, and LG decided to get back to the drawing board. Recent rumors did hint that Nuclun chips might be ready for mass production, and we’ll see what happens in the coming months.