LG has made a big jump from what they are used to. They are starting to manufacture its own ARM processors for their mobile phones. The company is now using the design from ARM which is like the new Samsung Exynos, which they will be putting into all of their future products.
The company’s new chipset is called the Nuclun, this baby features built-in 4G LTE and a wopping eight ARM core, four of them are Cortex-A15 clocked at 1.5 GHz for the heavy workloads, while the remain four cores are Cortex-A7 which is clocked at 1.2 GHz which is used for the low-end work while the device idles. The upside from this is that they still save power with no loss of performance. There is a limit for the processors where they can be underclocked as much as you want, but the minimum amount of power drawn still remains the same.
With the decision of LG for the new chip, some sacrifices had to be made to the computing performance and battery size to keep heat and the power usage as low as possible. Taking out a license with ARM seems to be a good fit if they want to be different from the rest. There are already several high-end mobile devices that uses the Snapdragon 801 chipset, unfortunately the new Snapdragon 805 chipset was released a bit to late to be in the devices for late 2014.
But for now, the all new Nuclun chipset will on power the LG G3 Screen, which is a 5.9 inch phablet that will only be sold in South Korea, but later it will make its way to all of LG’s products, ranging from fridges, printers and many more.
Now its just for LG to design there own graphics chip… Do you think they will?