Aiming to get to the level of Samsung, Apple, and Huawei, LG has also been making its baby steps on the chipset scene, aiming to design its own smartphone chipset. Its NUCLUN chip barely made it outside South Korea as it was allegedly overheating; subsequently, rumors about another LG-made chipset
surfaced, claiming that LG is aiming at Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810.
A new rumor just hit us, claiming that LG is preparing a second generation of the NUCLUN chipset. This time around, the rumor mill has it that the NUCLUN 2 will be gunning for Samsung's top-tier Exynos 7420 chipset, which can be found on the Galaxy S6, S6 edge
, S6 edge+
, and Note5 (it's also rumored that the high-end Meizu MX5 Pro might score it
Some specs of the second-gen NUCLUN were reportedly leaked, reportedly revealing that the chipset will be an octa-core one, with four Cortex-A72
ones running at 2.1GHz and another four humming at 1.5GHz all working in concert under the big.LITTLE architecture. It's also claimed that LG will cooperate with TSMC on the development of the 2nd NUCLUN, which will reportedly be based on the chipset maker's 16nm manufacturing technology.
Apart from some of the alleged specs, certain rumored Geekbench benchmark scores are also tied with the NUCLUN. According to them, the chipset has scored a Geekbench score of 5392 points in multi-threaded mode and 1796 points in single-threaded mode. This puts it ahead of the Exynos 7420 SoC on the Galaxy S6, which has scored 4970 and 1486 points in multi- and single-threaded modes, respectively. Wow.
As usual, such rumors can be easily fabricated, so take this with a certain amount of salt. Until we got hold on more credible leaks and information, we won't hold our breath for this one.