LG G3 to feature 8-core Odin processor with big.LITTLE configuration



LG hasn’t been left behind in the chipset market, with KoreaTimes reporting that LG intends to work on their very own chipset Odin. The first LG chipset – Odin will essentially be an 8-core chipset that is not too far off from Samsung’s octa-core chip. The first gadget reportedly to boast of this new technology will be LG G3 followup on the impressive LG G2 released back in August, this year.

Going back to the Odin processor, it is set to come with a lock speed of 2.2 GHz with big.Little configuration. This means that the configuration will feature four 2.2GHz Cortex A15 cores and four Cortex A7 1.7 GHz cores. Just to bring you up to speed, the ARM big.LITTLE processing is an energy-saving technology where the highest performance ARM cores combined with the most efficient ARM cores shape up the new processor. This means that the CPU technology employed saves up to 70% energy for common workload, meaning more battery life for your entertainment. Future LG mobile devices will be able to offer better gaming experience, bigger and brighter screens, and longer lasting battery.

The new technology will not only be present in the future LG smartphones, but also the tablets and Smart TV’s as as well. The quad-core version is supposed to come with a Mali T604 GPU, which is the same GPU found in the Exynos 5250 chipset inside Nexus 10 and Samsung’s ARM Chromebook. The 8-core version will be paired with the Mali T760, which was targeted for the 2nd half of the year, and is specifically “optimized for Android”, according to ARM.

The new chipset is expected to launch sometime in the first half of next year