There was a rumor that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will come with Samsung’s new eight core processor, the Exynos Octa. But that rumor soon went down the drain with Samsung supposedly employing Qualcomm’s processor in the new flagship device. But we have a new rumor today that says LG, another South Korean smart phone manufacturer, will feature an eight core processor of its own, the LG Odin, as it is said to be called.
The LG Odin apparently uses the big.LITTLE architecture and will be featured in the LG Optimus G2, which is scheduled to be released later this year. DDaily reports that the LG Odin will make use of the 28nm HKMG process for the processor and that the company has hired TSMC to manufacture the chips. The rumor also says that the LG Optimus G2 will appear in the market only by the end of the year 2013.
The LG Odin is said to feature four Cortex A15 cores for heavy duty heavy processing tasks when required, and four cores of Cortex A7 will be used for the mundane tasks of the smart phone. This way, we get high performance and muscle power when required, and when not, the smart phone will be able to preserve some battery. All this is made possible by the big.LITTLE architecture that the Odin is based on.
This new System on Chip (SoC) will also offer eight cores of graphics, for higher graphics performance. The typical activities which would require such high performance are playing full HD 1080p videos, or running high graphics games on the smart phone. But the sad part is that the new LG Odin processor lacks a built in baseband modem.
Well, this is all the news we have about the LG Odin for now. But the rumor mill will sure put out some more news as we near the release of the LG Opitmus G2 down the line.
Source: Android Authority