For long it has been rumored that LG is working on its own system-on-a-chip a.k.a SoC based on ARM architectures. A few months back it even got a name, Odin. Its believed to feature a big.LITTLE configuration with four 2.2Ghz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.7GHz Cortex A7. Apparently based on the 28nm manufacturing process, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is reportedly going to handle production. Latest rumor suggests that the LG Odin process might be entering into the mass production stage “soon.”
Despite rumors that the homegrown SoC is expected to enter mass production in the near future, rumor has it that LG won’t be using it in its next flagship. Since most of its rivals have now come out with their flagships, all eyes are on LG to see what it comes up with in the G3. LG hasn’t confirmed which chips its going to opt for as far as its next flagship smartphone is concerned.
The delay in Odin’s mass production is attributed to LG facing issues with final design. It is now believed that the company will first test the waters with its new chip in low-end smartphones, and that it doesn’t want to take such a big risk with its 2014 flagship. LG Odin powered smartphones might show up in the market in the second half of this year.