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

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 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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G2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

5. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

2. mydi.maus unregistered

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

3. SleepingOz unregistered

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

4. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

nice.... it means we are going forward.

8. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

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

9. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

12. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 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?

7. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

10. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

11. abd.champ

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 09, 2013

the race of octa core is begin :P

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

14. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

name copy much

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