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

The company should unveil the smartphone this fall

By on February 21st, 2013 07:57 GMT

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.