Rumor: LG G5 to skip on Nuclun 2 SoC, LG V10 successor might be the first to use the chip
posted by Mihai A. / Dec 21, 2015, 9:01 AM
By now, the largest chipmakers in the smartphone market have unveiled their high-end mobile SoCs for 2015. With a single chip under its belt, the problematic Nuclun SoC, LG is not considered amongst the ranks of Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, or MediaTek. However, the tipster called "i Ice universe" on Weibo suggests that Nuclun 2 is actually faster than the Huawei Kirin 950. Now, if the Kirin 950 is anything like preliminary benchmarks show it to be, then the LG Nuclun 2 could be a fairly competent chipset.
Apparently, however, the chip still isn't fast enough for the LG G5 flagship in the manufacturer's conception. Instead, the tipster suggests that the Nuclun 2 will power the next smartphone in LG's V series.
We've previously heard a lot of rumors about an alleged upcoming LG Nuclun 2 chip. Based on unofficial information, the Nuclun 2 will integrate stock ARM Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A72 cores - four of each in a big.LITTLE architecture - and will be manufactured using TSMC's 16nm node process. Previous rumors claimed that LG also considered manufacturing the chip on Intel's 14nm technology, but low yields have allegedly brought this collaboration to a halt.
As you can notice, the story around the LG Nuclun 2 is a bit unclear at this point as we struggle to fit together bits and pieces of information regarding LG's second mobile SoC. Given the unusually unclear information on the topic, make sure to digest this info with a good dose of skepticism.
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Huawei's chip has really outstanding CPU, why compromise on Gpu, and put only Mp4?
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 9:23 AM 3
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Because they are a bunch of idiots .. First use the Mali 450 MP4 Then the T628 MP4 AND now the T880 MP4
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 9:29 AM 2
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My thoughts of LG doing this move:https://m.youtube.com/results?
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 9:25 AM 0
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Attention LG, here is my formula for success for you: 5 or 5.2" version of the V10 with SD 820, wireless charging, and all the same video/audio features, and preferrably an AMOLED screen, and you'd be golden.
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 11:12 AM 2
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Go LG...while I am not expecting outright best soc from LG the very first time...but I hope they'd get better with time. Until then - I wonder why everyone is stuck on big.little design...why can't someone build cpu with only 2 or 4 A72 cores with asynchronous clock. Last most successful cpu from qualcomm has 4 x krait 400 cores with asynchronous clocks...there is reason why apple still use 2 core cpu and all other soc manufacturers just seem to ignore it for the sake of inflated spec sheet.
posted on Dec 21, 2015, 12:21 PM 2
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