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LG Nuclun 2 delayed to next year so that the chipset can offer an integrated LTE-A modem

LG Nuclun 2 delayed to next year so that the chipset can offer an integrated LTE-A modem
The LG G3 Screen is a larger-screened version of the LG G3 (5.9-inches), powered by the manufacturer's in-house big.LITTLE octa-core LG Nuclun chipset. The phone was introduced almost exactly a year-ago, along with the LG branded SoC. But the chip had issues with overheating, which reduced its performance. Anonymous industry sources said that the Nuclun was one generation behind entry-level chips from China, and would throttle its clock speed whenever things got hot. As a result, the LG G3 Screen ended up having its price dropped regularly

Rumors about a sequel chip, the LG Nuclun 2, started circulating in August. A Geekbench test showed that the chip out scored the Exynos 7420 on both the single-core and multi-core tallies. As good as that sounds to LG fans, a report published today says that the the Nuclun 2 is apparently being delayed until 2016. The reason for the delay has nothing to do with a performance issue. In fact, it might be considered good news.

Apparently, LG is looking to integrate an LTE-A modem with its Nuclun 2 SoC. The modem that LG is said to have in mind is Intel’s XMM 7360 LTE-A, with support for Cat.10 download speeds of 450Mbps. It supports carrier aggregation for FDD and TDD spectrum, VoLTE, and Dual SIM capabilities. The Nuclun 2 will carry a quad-core Cortex-A72 CPU running as fast as 2.1GHz. A quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU maxes out at 1.5GHz. Integrating the modem should improve performance of the Nuclun 2, and allow it to run faster with greater power conservation.

The Nuclun 2 is rumored to start mass production in the first half of next year, and will be produced by TSMC using its 16nm process. Hopefully for LG, with its in-house SoC, things will work out better the second time around.

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source: Naver (translated) via GforGames

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12 Comments

roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Branding matters. I'm sorry, LG, but "nuclun" sounds a lot like "no clue."

dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

LOL I was about to comment this :D

kamejoko

Posts: 243; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

oh no! "nuclun" sound (vietnamese) a lot like "s.u.c.k f.e.ma.l.e g.e.n.i.t.a.l "

dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

- Which chipset does this have? - No clue!

Guaire

Posts: 847; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Stupid decision. If their target was making a high end SoC, 2.1GHz Cortex-A72 won't impress anybody at mid 2016 or later.

Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

stop all the crap talk! why bash the chipset's name? so do you guys find "Exynos" and "Snapdragon" too hot a name? what about the letter "i" infront of all Apple's stuff? meh just gjve it a rest, naughty bashers!

roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, Snapdragon, other than being a pretty flower, sounds like snappy (fast) dragon. Exynos... Well, anything in an X in it gets a free pass from me. And iEverything is all about "i" (which is now ironic given that it's the least customizable ecosystem.) So, yeah, I think Nuclun still sounds dopey.

Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

1. Dragons have nowhere near been the fastest animals on earth, so such label is simply fantasy. Like, should you brag the name "SnapTortoise" and say it sounds like a snappy (fast) tortoise??? ROTFL 2. isn't the X used by moderators to indicate sexual content? just give it a rest, dude! Nuclun isn't an absurd name in any way.

roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

1. Once they get their wings going, the gliding speed of a mature green dragon far exceeds that of even the peregrine falcon. And everyone knows there's no such thing as a snaptortoise. 2. X is used for sexy movies from the 1970s. XX is for female genetics and/or Mexican beer. XXX is for porn. "Nuclun" also sounds like "knucklin'," which just sounds dirty.

Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

stop all the crap talk! why bash the chipset's name? so do you guys find "Exynos" and "Snapdragon" too hot a name? what about the letter "i" infront of all Apple's stuff? meh just gjve it a rest, naughty bashers!

Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

*and sorry for the double post, it's again my browser's fault*

BobbyDigital

Posts: 2121; Member since: May 29, 2014

No problem with the Nuclun name at all. Some people will find anything to complain about.

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