LG's octacore Odin chipset expected to debut next year

LG's octacore Odin chipset expected to debut next yearThe Snapdragon 800 processor inside the LG G2 is the default high-end silicon found in the majority of flagship smartphones at the moment, but in the G2's case it wasn't what a lot of people were expecting to see.

That's because the rumours leading up to the G2's release hinted at another chipset being present – LG's own mythical Odin. Well the rumours have returned, and with twice the intrigue.

There are now two versions of the Odin supposedly in the works – one with a quad-core processor and another with eight cores.

So says Korea's DigitalTimes – read the translated text for yourself – with the manufacturing set to be handed over to Taiwan's TMSC since LG doesn't have the facilities to do the job itself.

The quad-core Odin, which apparently will be clockable at up to 2.2GHz and will be partnered by an ARM Mali-T604 graphics chip, is said to be mainly headed for LG's smart TVs.

The octo-core version, however, will be teamed up with the newer Mali-T760 GPU and will reportedly find its way into LG's next-gen smartphones and tablets.

In other words, it'll debut in the successors to the recently announced G2 smartphone and G Pad 8.3 tablet, which means there's plenty of time for the details to become clear.

Via Unwired View

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