Recent reports from Korea suggest that LG is planning to manufacture its own processors for its upcoming LG Optimus G2. This comes from a telephone conversation from an anonymous LG official in Korea:
LG Electronics is going to mass-produce the Odin processors by using finer 28-nanometer level processing, applying high-k metal gate (HKMG) technology. The processors will be used in LG’s next flagship Optimus smartphone ― the Optimus GII ― which will probably be unveiled in this fall’s IFA trade fair
This report also states that the LG processors will be called “Odin” and will feature 28-nanometer technology as well as 8 cores. This shift to producing their own processor seems like LG is trying to compete more aggressively with Samsung and with good reason; LG is responsible for the production of Google’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 4 which has been popular since its launch. I’m sure many of you were hoping the Optimus G2 would be released sooner, but it makes sense for LG to launch it during this time as it is around the one-year anniversary of the original Optimus G launch
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