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LG to use a homemade octo-core chip named Odin for its H2 flagship Optimus G2

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LG to use a homemade octo-core chip named Odin for its H2 flagship Optimus G2
Last year we heard for the first time that LG will try and mimic the big boys by developing a mobile processor in-house for its own smartphones, and a Korean publication reconfirmed it over the weekend, citing one unnamed LG official.

LG is allegedly going to use its first homebrew processor, codenamed Odin, in the upcoming Optimus G2 flagship, which is poised to be its battle horse for the holiday season.

Odin resembles very much Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa design, as it will reportedly use eight cores - four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and four frugal 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - designed in an ARM big.LITTLE architecture to provide superior performance/power consumption ratio.

LG Electronics is going to mass-produce the Odin processors by using finer 28-nanometer level processing, applying high-k metal gate (HKMG) technology. The processors will be used in LG’s next flagship Optimus smartphone ― the Optimus GII ― which will probably be unveiled in this fall’s IFA trade fair. Odin is a major god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. LG Electronics hopes to make big impact on the global mobile application market...



LG has collaborated with TSMC for the 28nm foundry process, we were tipped. Creating your own SoC from scratch is a bold undertaking, but we've no doubts that LG's engineering capacity is able to pull it off, and can't wait to benchmark an eventual Optimus G2 with the Odin chipset.

source: KT

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posted on 24 Feb 2013, 07:36

1. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I think by now It's obvious that the standard ARM A15 core has some power consumption / thermal properties that don't go well with smartphone implementation.
That's why Apple went to develop a custom Swift ARM reference, and other manufacturers are following

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:34 6

5. jove39 (Posts: 1295; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Heard of krait core? Everyone is following Qualcomm here!

I think this is right time for Intel to make a move with their best x86 atom core!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 09:09

6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


They were designing custom ARM based solution from the beggining of Snapdragon chips.
The Scorpion core instead of A9, and now Krait.
That's the difference

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 07:55 1

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)


Optimus G2 IS GONNA MAKE GSIV CRY ;( and saying i should've use my ultimate weapon (octa),,

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:20 4

3. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The GSIV isn't out yet. There's a chance that the rumours about it are, well, just rumours.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:25 4

4. lumia920 (Posts: 107; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


nice....

it means we are going forward.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:16

8. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


To where ? Nokia is going nowhere nokia will announce a dual core phone when lg and samsung announces octa core ones.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:51 3

9. Commentator (Posts: 2431; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


All he's saying is that the industry is making progress. He didn't make any mention of Nokia, so I'm not sure why you're antagonizing him.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:31

12. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


He has a picture of Nokia Lumias as his avatar and he is using lumia920 as his name. But @SamsungFan, you really have to be that dumb to think he was talking about Nokia?

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 09:22 2

7. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


well...I just hope that it will be powerfull enought to beat Qualcomms snapdragon 800, because if it is not then there is no sense in making it because LG and qualcomm have great relationship and I dont see any reason to spoil that...

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 11:07

10. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


It could *probably* be more efficient with two A7s and four A15s.
Let's just see.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:46

11. abd.champ (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Feb 2013)


the race of octa core is begin :P

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:35

13. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


So now everyone would be following Samsung for a few years ....

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:58

14. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


name copy much

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