Like Samsung, it looks like LG wants to end its reliance upon other companies for mobile processors and wants to make them itself. LG’s NUCLUN chipset debuted last year and was used to power the LG G3 Screen, a smartphone that was only released in South Korea. However overheating issues are believed to have hurt this device’s sales and ultimately driving the last nail in NUCLUN’s coffin because it wasn’t used in any other products.
That doesn’t mean LG is backing down. Rumor has it that the company is working on a new octacore 64-bit chipset with which it aims to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810.
That’s the very same Snapdragon 810 that was excessively rumored to be suffering from overheating issues of its own, however we did set the record straight.
LG’s new ARMv8-based chipset is rumored to have four Cortex-A7w and four Cortex-A53 cores arranged according to the big.LITTLE architecture. TSMC is expected to manufacture these chipsets for LG on its 20nm process.
If the rumor mill is to be believed then LG’s upcoming octacore 64-bit chipset will be ready by the end of 2015, which means any products powered by it won’t make it to the market until 2016 at the very least.