LG has already confirmed that it’s currently working on a high-end handset as well as tablet chip specially developed to take on the Exynos 5 Octa processor from its competitor Samsung. The new chip is expected to be found in the upcoming cell phone, Optimus G2.
By the way Samsung hasn’t confirmed rumors that its cutting edge eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chip is going to power the Galaxy S4 handset. Meanwhile, LG has officially announced that its new chip dubbed Odin will be the heart of the next-gen Optimus G2 cell phone which should go on sale this year.
The LG Odin chip is built around the so called big.LITTLE concept created by Cambridge-based processor designer ARM. According to this concept four high-performance cores get joined by means of four low-power processing cores. So each time the mobile device is dealing with a processor-intensive task, the four high-performance cores are set into motion. Respectively, those high-end cores don’t work when the user makes a call or surf on the net as these tasks don’t require tough processing. This wise approach prolongs battery life without cutting performance.
Notwithstanding, Exynos 5 Octa as well as Odin processors will be the first mobile chips to have an eight ARM core design, this idea of using low-power cores for saving battery life isn’t revolutionary at all. For instance Nvidia’s Tegra 4 and Tegra 3 chips have a special battery saving core which handles background tasks.
Now it’s time for customers to taste the extremely promising generation of big.LITTLE chips as they’re believed to offer great improvements over current-generation processors.