As expected, Samsung won’t be the only one to have the goal of releasing octa-core smartphone this year. It was recently reported that Samsung Galaxy S4 won’t pack the enigmatic Exynos 5 Octa processor and this may mean that LG will be the first to release the first octa-core smartphone. Reports said that LG is preparing its own flavor of ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture and it will apparently find its way to the upcoming Optimus G2.
Dubbed Odin, the octa core processor will be based on the 28nm manufacturing process and we can safely assume that the phone will arrive in late 2013. Like the Exynos 5 Octa, the Odin will feature two groups of cores, four Cortex A15 cores for high performance requirements and four Cortex A7 processors for mundane, daily tasks. Samsung is encountering heat issues with its Exynos 5 Octa platform and it is unclear how LG will tackle the problem.