LG has finally confirmed it is working on its own chip and will launch it “soon,” the company’s representative has said. Codenamed Odin, this chip may not find its way to the upcoming G3 flagship, at least not in all variants, but will definitely be used in an array of mid-range devices released in H2 2014 and throughout next year.
From what we’re getting, the Odin will be available in multiple configurations with the top model boasting ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture with four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.7GHz, as well as PowerVR Series 6 GPU. Lower-end variants will rely on less cores and thus be used with more affordable devices.
TSMC is will be making the Odin chip, which look very much like Samsung’s Exynos series.
Meanwhile, the LG G3 will likely rely on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 or 805 to provide as much processing power as high-end phone needs.