LG confirms it will start producing its first mobile processors with TSMC soon

LG confirms it will start producing its first mobile processors with TSMC soon

Finally, an LG Electronics spokespersonconfirmed the persistent rumors that the company will be producing processors "soon". We first heard that LG isworking on its own line of chips, code-named Odin, before the LG G Padwas a thing, and it seems each day inches closer to the start oftheir mass production. Technically, the SoC will be made byTaiwan's well-known TSMC, but they will feature an original LGARM-based design. We don't know very much about the processor forsure, but rumors point at it being based on four 2.2GHz Cortex-A15cores, 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 G3could be the first device to emerge with the LG chipset, which leadsus to assume that the media hasn't been keeping up with the newslately. Then again, it is possible (but unlikely) that the G3 willlaunch with an Odin processor in its homeland of South Korea, whilethe global version will receive its Snapdragon 801/805-poweredincarnation. This strategy has worked for Samsung, although Sammy hasits own reasons to keep its octa-core Exynos mostly for the Asianmarket. Reportedly, the Odin CPU will be featured in mid andlow-range devices as well, although they probably won't get theeight-core configuration.


In the meantime, head here if you are eager to see how the LG G3's design might turn out.



source: TheKorea Herald

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6 Comments

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

So...LG is keeping PowerVR alive in Android land....good. I miss it.

5. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

4. Sriniva1995

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Dont do like samsung, one of the worst performance in smartphone processors. These processors are made just for name sake.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hope they dont go crapxynos way. Make it dev friendly.

2. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Not bad. But at least use 805 in the rest of world.

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

It's a good start.

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