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

LG to use a homemade Cortex-A15 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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