LG to Pack Optimus G2 with 8 Cores, Plans Mass Producing the SoC

The company should unveil the smartphone this fall

South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics has been long rumored to be gearing up for the launch of a successor for its Optimus G flagship before the end of this year, and some more info on the matter has emerged.

Apparently, the company is aiming at packing the device with an 8-core processor, while adopting the ARM Big-Little architecture for it.

According to a recent article on ddaily.co.kr, LG will outsource the production of the SoC to TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), which will produce the CPU using the 28nm HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) process.

Codenamed Odin, LG’s 8-core SoC will feature a quad-core Cortex A15 CPU for Full HD video playback, 3D gaming and other demanding tasks, while packing a quad-core Cortex A7 processor for lighter tasks. It should be able to compete with Samsung’s own 8-core Exynos processor.

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