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Optimus G2 to feature LG’s eight-core ‘Odin’ processor

LG is reportedly producing its own eight-core processor that will most likely equip the LG Optimus G2 later this year.
February 21, 2013

It’s not just Samsung that’s interested in using eight-core processors on future mobile devices – although the Galaxy S4 is said not to pack the Exynos 5 Octa CPU – as a new report now reveals that LG has its own big.LITTLE eight-core project, a SoC that will apparently power the Optimus G2.

According to South Korean publication DDaily, the eight-core processor – dubbed Odin – will use a 28nm HKMG process, with LG hiring TSMC to produce it. The processor should be ready for market later this year, and should be found inside the Optimus G2, which we can only assume it’s coming in late 2013, about a year after the Optimus G.

The Odin will feature four Cortex A15 cores for heavy-duty requirements, while four Cortex A7 cores will deal with more mundane activities. Just like the Exynos 5 Octa, LG’s eight-core processor aims to offer high performance when needed, but also improved battery life, thanks to the big.LITTLE architecture.

The SoC will apparently offer eight-core graphics capabilities as well with support for Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) and higher, but it will lack a baseband modem.

We’ll have more details about Odin as we get closer to the Optimus G launch. What’s clear though is that we’ll see an interesting battle between processors later this year, with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800, Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa and LG’s Odin being some of the high-end SoCs to follow.