LG is working on two variants for its Odin CPU – octa-core and quad-core versions
Two versions of LG Odin processor are undergoing tests – quad-core and octa-core
We have all heard about the blazing fast processors by Qualcomm with the chipset Snapdragon 800. The company recently revealed that it is working on the successor of 800, Snapdragon 805. One of the mobile players that is also working on an innovative processor is LG. The codename of the chipset that it undergoing tests at the moment is LG Odin. Rumors say that the company is working on two variants of the chipset, a quad-core and octa-core versions chips. The CPUs are expected to work with Cortex-A15 cores ticking at 2.2GHz. The chips will boast a big.LITTLE configuration which will consist of 4 powerful Cortex-A15s and 4 weaker Cortex-A7s working at 1.7GHz.
The capabilities revealed in the latest rumor show a big improvement compared to the previous information that appeared on the web pointing 1.7GHz (instead of 2.2GHz) and 1.2GHz (instead of 1.7GHz). We expected to see the LG Odin working under the hood of LG G2. It is still unknown whether LG had these original plans for the flagship but at the end LG G2 arrives with Snapdragon 800. The hopes are moved to the next generation smartphones. LG is not rushing the release of Odin, and for a good reason. The competition on the market with innovative chipsets is very intense. The newly announced Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5GHz puts the highest standards in this field.
The Odin CPU will be paired with Mali-T604/T624 and T720/T760 GPU according to rumors. Those are the most optimistic predictions. The more realistic expectations suggest that we will not see the newly announced ARM T760 GPU integrated with a chip that is still undergoing tests. The new Odin by LG is promising an excellent performance, with the 28nm manufacturing process and the GPU Mali-T604/T624 clocked at 600MHz.
LG Odin quad-core will be integrated in Smart TVs. The octa-core Odin will be powering the next generations LG smartphones and the upcoming new model tablet of the G Pad series.