Apparently nowadays smartphone manufacturers are developing their own processor for their latest smartphone models. Samsung’s Exynos processor has been powering up Samsung smartphone from Samsung S3 onward. LG on the other hand, is not doing well with their chipset development. Its first chipset, NUCLUN which is embedded into LG G3 screen is having overheating issue. This resulted in the low sales of the device. It is also most probably one of the reason on why we will not see any new LG device which is powered by NUCLUN in the market anytime soon.
However, this did not dampen LG’s spirit to develop another chipset which is of Snapdragon 810 equivalent. There is not many information about this chipset, it was supposed to feature 4x Cortex-A57 cores alongside a Cortex-A53 quad-core unit. Unfortunately, it was also cancelled due to technical issue which led to overheating.
Recently, there are rumors that LG is working on the third chipset. The SoC will apparently use 4 Cortex-A72 cores which has the codename “Maya” and an additional 4 Cortex-A53 cores. According to the rumors, the CPU will be accompanied by an unspecified Mali graphics chip, but given the presence of a Cortex-A72 processor it is expected that the GPU will be a next-gen Mali-T880. The CPU will apparently be built by TSMC on a 20nm process.
There is no further information on the release date, however, the CPU was apparently pushed back 6 months. We assumed that the chipset will only be ready at the end of the year.