Apart from the LG's G3 smartphone, which has been making up the headlines regularly, another important update relating to the company has today arrived. Remember LG's home brewed SoC called by the name of Odin, which has been on rumors for more than a year now? Well, details about it have now surfaced online. But It is not going to be available anytime soon. And definitely it's not going to power the G2's successor the G3 as well.
These days, all smartphone makers have been coming up their own home cooked chipsets. Apple has its own SoC, Samsung's well known Exynos chips are just the few examples but over all, as an independent chipmaker, Qualcomm has been playing a major role in the Smartphone business currently. The company's Snapdragon 800 series, which include 801, 805 and 800 itself have become major hits.
In the mean time lets take a look at what the LG's upcoming Odin SoC is coming with. Reports online suggest that it might be based on the big.LITTLE configuration. The Odin chipset will likely pair four Cortex A15 cores clocked at 2.2Ghz each with four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.7Ghz and it would be manufactured on the 28nm process. On the production side, it is reportedly said that TSMC will be taking charge of manufacturing it.
Moreover, rumors have it that Odin can be expected to arrive on devices as an octa-core CPU. And the first handset to be powered by Odin SoC is expected to be a low or mid range device. However, you can't expect to see these devices anytime soon.