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 Electronics is going to mass-produce the Odin processors by using finer 28-nanometer level processing, applying high-k metal gate (HKMG) technology. The processors will be used in LG’s next flagship Optimus smartphone ― the Optimus GII ― which will probably be unveiled in this fall’s IFA trade fair. Odin is a major god in Norse mythology and the ruler of Asgard. LG Electronics hopes to make big impact on the global mobile application market...
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.