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LG Nuclun 2 SoC pushed to 2016

by on22 October 2015

Will add an Intel LTE-A modem

LG has been trying to make and launch a decent inhouse SoC. The first attempt was a limited success and now the company plans a successor –  the LG Nuclun 2 to launch in 2016.

Originally people expected to see the LG Nuclun 2 in late 2015 but the company decided to postpone the release  The first generation Nuclun featured eight core CPU had a quad core 1.5 GHz Cortex A15 and a quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7. The LG G3 Screen was the only phone to come with this SoC and launched roughly a year ago. 

The Nuclun 2 successor should launch with eight cores, a quad 2.1GHz Cortex A72 and a quad 1.5GHz Cortex A53. If this configuration sounds familiar, it is because they exactly the specs for the  Samsung Exynos 7420 14nm SoC that launched with Samsung Galaxy S6. The difference is that 2.1 GHz Cortex A72 cores should be significantly faster than the 2.1Ghz clocked Cortex A57 found in in Exynos 7420.

According to the latest rumours, LG wants to include  an Intel LTE-A modem inside the chipset – the Intel XMM 7360 LTE-A with Cat 10 support. This modem offers 450Mbit per second download speeds and up to 100 Mbits upload and it supports VoLTE and dual SIM configurations.

The Nuclun 2 might be being manufactured in the first part of 2016 by TSMC using its in 16nm process. By that time Samsung will have its Exynos 8890 series chipset and rumours indicate that the Galaxy S7 might launch as soon as January 2016.

Last modified on 22 October 2015
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