Even though all eyes have been focusing on the company's latest flagship, there have been other devices released by LG as well. The company has also launched smartphones that fit in the low-tier and mid-tier categories. While the LG G5 was one of the main attractions at the MWC 2016 event in February (alongside the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and why not, the Xiaomi Mi5), LG has also released a few new members of the K lineup. Speaking of the LG G5, the phone is not available on all worldwide markets yet, but the company has promised that the G5 will hit the shelves in all selected countries by the end of this month. Moving on, the South Korean manufacturer has just announced a brand new device without much of a fuss.
The Korean phone maker has released a new phablet in its home country, but there is really nothing special about it. This new product is sold as the LG L5000 and has the model number F590, and it comes with rather average technical specs. As you can observe in the photo above the article, the handset is quite similar to the older LG G3. If you take a close look you can see that it features the same physical button located on its back side, and the overall design is similar as well. Anyway, the South Korea exclusive LG L5000 comes sporting an HD display that measures 5.9 inches and has a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720. The phone also includes 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of native storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. Further, the LG L5000 is powered by the company's home-made Nuclun octa-core CPU, which runs at a frequency of 1.5 GHz. Connectivity-wise, the smartphone has support for 4G LTE. The device will be kept alive by a 3,000 mAh battery, and it will be running Android 5.1 Lollipop right out of the factory gates, the OS being customized with the company's own user interface. We don't know for sure if the operating system can be upgraded to Android Marshmallow yet.
When it comes to the cameras, the LG L500 boasts a 13 MP shooter located on its back side (there is a possibility that we might be talking about the same camera sensor sported by the LG G3), while the user-facing camera is rather poor, having only a 2 MP sensor. But we guess this should be enough for low-quality selfies and video calls. Just like other devices released on the South Korean market, the LG L5000 also sports a DMB-TV tuner. Last, the smartphone measures 157.8 x 81.8 x 9.45 mm and has a weight of 182 grams.
All in all, the LG L5000 can be looked at as a larger model of the LG G3. As for its availability, it was released on the Korean market and chances that it will hit other markets are almost nonexistent. What's interesting is the fat that he device is powered by a Nuclun SoC, which is produced in LG's back yard. We assume that the phone maker is testing its chip in a public way. For those who are not familiar with the matter, the chips manufactured by LG had some problems in the past as they tended to overheat. The company has been working on them intensively lately in order to fix the problem. Recently we've heard that LG might begin the mass production of the Nuclun processors, but this is just a rumor and we don't know for sure if the company actually plans to do so. We guess it depends on how the chip implemented in the LG L5000 will behave.