LG working on 8-core chip called Odin


The LG Optimus G II is still a bit far with an unveiling expected in Q3 next fall. But rumors are already in motion on your chipset, courtesy of KoreaTimes.
LG seems to go down the route of a homemade chipset and Samsung and Huawei. His first chipset, called Odin, will be essentially a unit of 8-core, not unlike Samsung’s next chip. LG is said to outsource production to a Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC.
According to the source, the chipset will be based on ARM architecture big.LITTLE, which uses quad-core Cortex-A15 using 28 nanometer level processing and four low-power Cortex-A7 cores.
The idea is to find a balance between processing power and power consumption. The quad-core A15 will be available for high-demanding tasks, while the A7 will serve tasks that require less oomph. Thus, the device will have a lot of processing power on tap, but will only use it when necessary.
Odin from LG is rumored to debut on smartphones, but he can still see the light of day elsewhere – tablets, perhaps? LG means neglected that side of the Android device business in recent years.


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