LG working on the octa-core Nuclun 2 SoC
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Samsung is not the only phone maker to slowly move away from Qualcomm by making its own mobile processors, since LG already launched its first Nuclun chip. That chip entered mass production last year and is currently used for the LG G3 Screen handset. Now, it looks like the Nuclun 2 is being developed with the help of Intel and TSMC.
According to Business Korea, industry insiders revealed that "LG Electronics is currently moving to pilot production of ARM-based 64-bit mobile AP called the Nuclun 2 by using Intel's 14-nanometer FinFET technology and TSMC’s 16-nm FinFET technology." The chip is said to be an octa-core part with four ARM Cortex-A72 cores at 2.1 GHz and four Cortex-A53 ones at 1.5 GHz.