We sure have found ourselves digging up some old rumors lately. Yesterday, we saw Google finally introduce its Wallet card, a solid year after signs of the card first started popping up. Today we’re not looking quite as far back, but instead returning to a report we first heard in February, claiming that LG was interested in joining the likes of Samsung in the production of its own custom SoCs. Back then, we heard that LG was developing a chip called Odin, which would be an octa-core big.LITTLE model. After months of silence, those rumors are finally returning, adding a bit more detail to the story.
Supposedly, LG has been working on at least two Odin models, a quad-core and this octa-core model. The quad-core chip might run at 2.4GHz and feature a Mali T604 GPU, while the octa-core Odin would run at 2GHz, may support heterogeneous multi-processing, and could get a Mali T760 or maybe a T720.
But what about those rumors of LG distancing itself from smartphones? Well, it remains to be seen how true that is, but also keep in mind that these chips aren’t necessarily specific to portable electronics – apparently, the quad-core Odin in particular has been designed with use in LG TVs in mind.