LG working on 8-core chip called Odin, Optimus G II bound

24 February, 2013 | Comments (33) | Post your comment

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The LG Optimus G II is still some time ahead with an expected launch next fall, but the rumor mill is already in motion regarding its chipset, as the KoreaTimes reports.

LG is probably heading down the route of a home-brewed chipset much like Samsung and Huawei. Their first chipset, dubbed Odin, will essentially be an 8-core unit, not unlike Samsung's upcoming chip. LG is said to outsource manufacturing to a Taiwanese TSMC chip maker.

The source claims the chipset will be based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture, which utilizes four Cortex-A15 cores using 28 nanometer level processing and four low-powered Cortex-A7 cores.

It's an attempt to balance between processing power and power consumption. The four A15 cores will be available for heavy-duty processing, while the A7's will handle less demanding tasks. The device will thus have plenty of processing power on tap, to only use when needed.

LG's Odin is expected to premiere in smartphones but it may also get used elsewhere - tablets perhaps - though LG have been clearly overlooking this side of the business in recent years.

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LG working on 8-core chip called Odin, Optimus G II bound - reader comments

  • chs1102

this chipset gives me a smell of optimus 8x not g2 almost everyone is aware of the fact that optimus g2 will be sporting snapdragon 800 and at top lgs phone d801 is been shown on gl benchmark with sdragon 800

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  • 2013-04-25 19:56
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  • Tommy Smith

Pretty good in terms of the phone specifications. But the one minus point for LG would be that the looks of their phones have never been anywhere near Samsung. Most of their phones look like a brick and that the worst part. But I have one about their...

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  • 2013-03-04 12:18
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  • b12

LG like to follow other people name Odin,Optimus .... Sammy just like to follow other people design and when they design by themself-S3 = appalling. Let just hope S4 design would be good because there really could had done better.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:09
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