LG reportedly prepping an octa-core 64-bit chipset to take on the Snapdragon 810, it's not a NUCLUN

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.

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17 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Might be ODIN?

12. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Everyone's leaving Qualcomm, and its absolutely ok with me, as long as they keep competing neck to neck!

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Sweet, the more competition the better But why 20nm? If its has A72 cores then it will be 2016 earliest, should be at least 16nm

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Exactly. A72 woon't be ready in 2015.

8. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

The first A53/A57 soc came out 2 years after their announcement, so dont expect A72 in 2016 either.

3. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

So now everyone knows how crappy Snapdragon 810 is? Hopefully this will force that lazy Qualcomm to work harder for their next generation chips.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5747; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Here's the first detailed review Its in French (paste it into Google Translate)http://www.frandroid.com/marques/lg/265902_pre-test-du-lg-g-flex-2-le-premier-ambassadeur-du-snapdragon-810#performances Doesn't sound promising at all Barely better than the 805 Only good thing is that this isn't the final retail model Hopefully the final retail model has less overheating

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

You don't need to paste that into google translate. If you're using chrome, there is a tiny icon on the address bar which translates for you.

5. GunzPT

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

looking forward to see what LG offers in terms of SoC. Right now, it seems everyone is trying to find an alternative to S810. Samsung new Exynos seems quite interesting thus far but we'll see how it performs against 810 itself. But more production of chips means more competition which is always good. P.S Curious why it's 20nm...

9. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ha, the 5433 20nm (7410) In 64bit mode and 3gb of ddr4 will easy out perform the 810, the 810 is a joke, the cpu is junk apart from it its in its dev brick phone that can easy run a i7 cpu I.e. All the oem need to phone up,Samsung and ask for there old cpu as an upgrade asap

11. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

English? Do you speak it? The 810 isn't even released yet, and when it is it'll be able to run any app made for the next 2-5 years. Junk? Lol, maybe Qualcomm should hire you since all they can make is junk. What QC needs is a genius like you making all the decisions. Lmao, go home kid.

15. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Quite an assumption. Remember that the higher your screen resolution, QHD in many cases now: The more extra processing power it will take as graphics advance. Basically high screen resolutions cause your device to be LESS future proof. No way 810 runs graphic intensive games of 2020 on a QHD display.

10. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

So they're releasing an sd810 competitor in the same timeframe that the sd815/kirin 920/Nvidia X1 are expected. Smart move? I think not.

13. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

LG G Flex 2 is the first phone with Sd810 and now its out in korea and Indonissiaa.. After a mounth it will hit the us

14. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

8 Core? Too bad. Poor battery life and heat will continue to be a problem for Android OEM's. Would be interesting to see someone with some wit to actually at least use the best configuration of Big.little: 2x A57 4x A53. Would be the best of both worlds. 3rd and 4th cores in ARM configurations always have significant diminished performance in Android.

17. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Best for what? Cores shut themselves down when not in use. The question is which chip has the most performance when such is needed, the one with the highest numbers is best in terms of performance. Best for energy efficiency? This i where it gets difficult. A lot of times the more powerful chips in terms of performance are able to complete tasks faster, go back to idle while mostly being powered down, and hence are more efficient in terms of power too. I took think that 8 core is overkill today, but who knows in the future? Developers are becoming better and harnessing the power of mutliple cores/chips each day, heck, the facebook app alone seems to need all 8 cores and 4GB of RAM...

16. kerginaldo17 unregistered

The advantages of producing own chipset, as Samsung has done with the Exynos is the great economy.Still more with quad, octa core.Don't need to be a genius to know what one of parts more expensive in a smartphone is the processor.

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