There’s a lot of manufacturers making CPU’s for their phones these days, they’re variable in their successes, but LG seems to think there is a market there and have been rumoured to be working on their own CPU’s and reportedly have an Octa-Core CPU codenamed ‘Odin’ about to enter mass production.
The processor will be manufactured using the 28nm manufactuing process and utilise the ARM BIGlittle architecture which will marries four Cortex-A15 cores with four lower-powered Cortex-A7 cores. There is speculation that there will be a quad-core variant as well, with the Octa-Core using the Mali-T760 GPU, while the Quad-Core would use the Mali-T604 GPU.
According to GSMArena, LG won’t be using this Octa-Core processor in their LG G3, but would possibly look to use it in their L Series line of phones.
It’s an interesting move, the other Korean manufacturer – Samsung – also makes their own CPUs in-house, but we rarely see the Exynos variants of their phones released officially in Australia. Perhaps LG will make more of a move to adopt their own tech.