LG to be endowing the upcoming G Pro 3 with its in-house "Odin" SoC?

A lot of rumors and speculations over the past few years have suggested that LG is prepping its own SoC, codenamed "Odin", have circulated for a long time now. It will put the latter on par with its local South Korea-based rival, Samsung, which has been equipping many of its devices with the homebrewed Exynos SoC. As per the most recent bits of info from the rumor mill, the upcoming G Pro 3 phablet (which would probably make an appearance in early 2015) might be the first device to feature LG's rumored Odin silicon inside.

The chipset itself might be manufactured by TSMC, which is responsible for a wide array of chips - Apple's A8, for example. No new information about the chipset has come to surface, so we will have to guesstimate about the parameters of the silicon. We've previously heard that the Odin might comprise four 2.2GHz Cortex-A15 and four 1.7GHz Cortex-A7 cores, which means that the Odin might rely on the big.LITTLE power-saving technology.

Up until now, LG has solely relied on Qualcomm for bringing its mobile devices to life (NVIDIA has also made a brief entry on certain LG products before), but things might very soon change as the manufacturer is allegedly poised to become a little more independent in the hardware department. The Odin SoC has been tipped to make an appearance on most of LG's high-end phones over the past year or so, the LG G3 included, so take this rumor with a pinch of salt.

source: dt.co.kr (translated) via Android Authority

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9 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I personally want to see more companies support nvidias offerings!

2. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

better late than never, think every OEM should have their own chips so that we can compare who really is the best smartphones with their own chips,we always compare smartphones with the same chips(snapdragon) the only different is the clock speed,how about comparing smartphones with their own chips,i think it sounds better :)

4. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Will result is less development at source code would not be available.

7. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

RAM it is still made and develop by Samsung.

3. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

i wish the chip isn't quadA15quadA7 but A50 series

5. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

64 bit?

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Doesn't make sense if 64 bit A57/A53 combos are on the way.

8. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Won't matter it will lag like the g3 did, go ahead fanboys say I'm wrong even though I owned one and used it very frequently

9. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Specs wars make victims. That QHD should never have seen the light of day. I have a FHD monitor at home, where I do my most demanding image processing work and I can't tell those individual pixels. Why should a 5.5'' panel have more resolution than that???

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