LG is poised to take on rival Samsung in the chip manufacturing business with its own ARM-based System-on-Chip (SoC). However, the Odin, which is currently the codename given to it, is giving off some strange numbers in a discovered AnTuTu benchmark test.
LG has recently licensed the design of Cortex-A50 ARM chips in order to make its own processor for some of its devices, similar to what Samsung is doing with its Exynos chips. The LG Odin is rumored to be a 64-bit compatible octa-core processor that will make its way into LG's next smartphone flagship, the LG G3.
Details of the processor are still shrouded in mystery but its appearance on AnTuTu gives a bit of credence to rumors of its existence. However, if one takes those scores at face value, then it is easy to be disappointed about what the LG Odin and the LG G3 itself might be. For one, the processor is marked to be running at only 1 GHz. It is, however, noted to have a PowerVR Rogue graphics chip, which theoretically brings it to an iPhone 5s level in terms of graphics performance. One possible reason for this discrepancy in benchmark results and expectation is that the Odin has been throttled down, either manually for testing or automatically for battery saving.
The device used in testing the LG Odin processor is noted to have a display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, quite a far cry from the 2K resolution of the LG G3 that's being tossed around the rumor mill. That said, it could very well be just a test device and is quite diffrent from the the real thing, which we're expecting to make an appearance at CES 2014 in a week or so.