LG reportedly prepping an octa-core 64-bit chipset to take on the Snapdragon 810, it's not a NUCLUN
LG's own NUCLUN chipset has powered just a few devices up until, most notably the South Korea-exclusive LG G3 Screen, but reportedly this was enough to deem it an overheating failure, which led to lowered sales of the aforementioned device. This is probably one of the reasons why we are quite unlikely to witness a NUCLUN-powered smartphone released worldwide anytime soon. This probably won't force LG cease the development and production of its mobile SoCs. What's more, new reports circulating in South Korea's air claim that the make of the noteworthy G3 and G Flex 2 is already prepping a new piece of 64-bit silicon.
It is allegedly intended to be a Snapdragon 810 rival, similar to Samsung's most recent Exynos offering, the 7420. Four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 are believed to be in the processing heart of this ARMv8-based chipset, all of which are most likely churning gears in accordance with the big.LITTLE architecture. The manufacturer of this piece of hardware is expected to be TSMC, which will make use of the 20nm technology.
There are only guesses about the GPU unit inside this mysterious LG system-on-chip, but speculations claim it will probably be a Mali one. Nevertheless, the release date of this SoC has been tipped to be sometime by the end of 2015, which might be a little too late considering the dynamics of the chipset market.
Interestingly, the rumor mill claims that LG has been forging on yet another chipset, but it too got canceled due to, once again, excessive overheating.