If a new report is to be believed then LG has started developing its second Nuclun processor, the aim as always being to reduce the company’s reliance on mobile processors from the likes of Qualcomm. It’s not known for sure right now if the processor will make its way to LG’s 2016 flagship handset but word on the street is that the improved Nuclun may first see the light of day in the new V10 handset that’s due in the coming year.
LG hasn’t revealed any information about the new Nuclun processor just yet but it’s believed on be based on ARM Cortex A-72 and A53 cores, being manufactured on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process. It’s believed that the processor will be ready for use in commercial products by the second half of 2016.
If that really is the case it would mean that the improved Nuclun may not be ready in time for the LG G5 which many expect will be released in the first half of 2016. Since the next-generation V10 isn’t expected before the fall, it would make more sense for the new processor to debut with that handset.
It goes without saying that all of this is speculation based on unconfirmed reports at this point in time, and can’t be taken as gospel, until such time LG provides us with official word on the state of its handset lineup for the coming year.