There have been countless rumors about LG developing its very own system-on-a-chip. Recent rumors suggested that it may be called Odin. Apparently its based on a big.LITTLE configuration with four 2.2GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.7GHz Cortex-A7 cores. Without commenting on the specifics, a published report out of Korea today includes confirmation from an LG Electronics spokesperson that the company is indeed going to start producing its first mobile processors “soon.”
While LG was rumored to be developing its own SoC, it was said that the chips would actually be made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. That rumors have turned out to be true as well because the spokesperson has also confirmed that production will be handled by TSMC. The SoC is believed to have a PowerVR Series 6 GPU, though LG hasn’t commented on it as yet.
The report, published by Korea Herald, claims that the mobile processor could debut with LG G3. The company is expected to launch its 2014 flagship this summer. Some believe that LG won’t take such a big risk with its flagship and that it will first introduce the processor in mid-range devices. It is also possible that the LG G3 variant it sells in South Korea may have its own process while global variants could include Snapdragon 801 or the Snapdragon 805 from Qualcomm.