The LG Optimus G2 is said to be the next flagship smartphone for LG, but the targeted release date that is set to happen sometime in the third quarter of the year still seems to be quite some ways off. Still, there are rumors surrounding LG Mobile on the whole, with KoreaTimes reporting that LG intends to work on their very own chipset, taking a similar route as that of fellow South Korea company Samsung and Chinese firm Huawei. The first LG chipset has been dubbed Odin, where it will essentially be an 8-core chipset that is not too far off from Samsung’s upcoming octa-core chip, too.
LG will not be performing the manufacturing though, leaving it to an unnamed Taiwanese TSMC chipmaker. It is said that LG’s Odin chipset will be based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, where it will make use of a quartet of Cortex-A15 cores that rely on 28-nanometer level processing, in addition to a similar number of lower-powered Cortex-A7 cores. The whole idea is to maintain a balance between processing power and power consumption, as and when the situation calls for it.