Rumor: LG G5 to skip on Nuclun 2 SoC, LG V10 successor might be the first to use the chip

Rumor: LG G5 to skip on Nuclun 2 SoC, LG V10 successor might be the first to use the chip
If recent information shared by one of the most prominent mobile SoC tipsters is to be believed, LG has decided against using the Nuclun 2 inside the LG G5, but is still considering a possible implementation on a successor to the LG V10.

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.

source: Weibo via GforGames



1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Huawei's chip has really outstanding CPU, why compromise on Gpu, and put only Mp4?

3. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Because they are a bunch of idiots .. First use the Mali 450 MP4 Then the T628 MP4 AND now the T880 MP4

4. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Hey at least it's better than the idiots at MediaTek who thought their flagship 2015 chip was good enough with a dual core GPU from 2012

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Do you realise that the cores in T880 MP4 are way bigger than the ones in the T880 MP12 in Exynos 8890?

9. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Nope. They really are the same size.

10. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Also Samsung's GPU is rumoured to be clocked at a higher frequency than the one in the Kirin, so even GPU core for core, Samsung still comes out on top.

12. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

No, Huawei GPU is clocked at insane 900 MHz while Samsung seems to keep 700 MHz.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

5. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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.

7. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

LG V10 without a ticker display and sd820 will be amazing

6. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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.

13. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Nobody builds quad A57/A72 CPUs with async clocks because biglittle is just a better variant.

11. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

No, LG always wait what Samsung can offers in its flagships first, then counter it. That is LG real formula. Because LG is too coward to take a risk.

14. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Feel like LG will get back on track 2016. Last 2 years haven't been to good. Next year is shaping up to be great with all the flagships.

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