It has been rumored multiple times that LG might be working on its own processors that it can use in its own products. The processors are apparently codenamed “Odin.” According to the latest reports from local Korean publication DigitalTimes, not to be confused with infamous Taiwanese publication Digitimes, the Odin processors might be used in LG’s flagship devices in 2014. LG is reportedly preparing both quadcore and octacore versions of its Odin processors, using Cortex A15 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.7GHz.
A source cited in the report claims that Mali-T604/T624 and T720/760 are possible GPU choices that LG might go with for its Odin processors. Additional details about LG’s own processing chips are scarce at this point in time. However, it is believed that LG wants to make its own chipsets so that it can cut costs and match some of its competitors who manufacture their own chips as well. The report claims that LG might use these Odin chips as early as next year, the quadcore chips are expected to be bundled with LG smart TVs. LG is also rumored to use the octacore Odin chips in its flagship smartphones in 2014, as well as in the successor to its G Pad tablet.