LG Working On Quad-Core And Octa-Core 'Odin' Mobile SoC

Previously, we had reported that Korean giant LG was working on their own mobile SoCs based on ARM architecture. Fresh details regarding the company's first mobile chipset, dubbed 'Odin', have come to light. The chip will reportedly come in both quad-core and octa-core flavors. Also, while the quad-core part will feature a mid-range ARM Mali-T604 GPU, the octa-core part will make do with the high(est)-end Mali-T760 GPU.

We can't confirm yet as to whether the octa-core parts will be based on ARM's big.LITTLE, or if they are true 8-core SoCs (much like MediaTek's new MT6592). We are rooting for the former here. Also, Odin will reportedly find a home in future LG Smart TV's, and TSMC will be in charge of manufacturing the chips.

While we don't have a definite timeframe (yet), expect LG's octa-core Odin to debut in the company's next flagship Smartphone (G3?), possibly around CES 2014.