LG confirms it will start producing its first mobile processors with TSMC soon
Finally, an LG Electronics spokesperson confirmed the persistent rumors that the company will be producing processors "soon". We first heard that LG is working on its own line of chips, code-named Odin, before the LG G Pad was a thing, and it seems each day inches closer to the start of their mass production. Technically, the SoC will be made by Taiwan's well-known TSMC, but they will feature an original LG ARM-based design. We don't know very much about the processor for sure, but rumors point at it being based on four 2.2GHz Cortex-A15 cores, and four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The GPU is rumored to be a PowerVR Series 6 representative - this is Imagination Technology's most powerful solution yet.
The Korea Herald claims that the LG G3 could be the first device to emerge with the LG chipset, which leads us to assume that the media hasn't been keeping up with the news lately. Then again, it is possible (but unlikely) that the G3 will launch with an Odin processor in its homeland of South Korea, while the global version will receive its Snapdragon 801/805-powered incarnation. This strategy has worked for Samsung, although Sammy has its own reasons to keep its octa-core Exynos mostly for the Asian market. Reportedly, the Odin CPU will be featured in mid and low-range devices as well, although they probably won't get the eight-core configuration.
In the meantime, head here if you are eager to see how the LG G3's design might turn out.
source: The Korea Herald
2. antonioli (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
Not bad. But at least use 805 in the rest of world.
3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Hope they dont go crapxynos way. Make it dev friendly.
4. Sriniva1995 (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)
Dont do like samsung, one of the worst performance in smartphone processors. These processors are made just for name sake.
5. refillable (Posts: 630; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
If they do sell the G3 with this in Asia like Samsung does, I will not recommend the G3 here. They should do it first on low end devices first, perhaps LG L70 or something like that, then go on the flagship if they can.
6. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
So...LG is keeping PowerVR alive in Android land....good. I miss it.