As revealed by Sources ” Since most of the flagship models launched by Apple, Samsung and Huawei use in-house developed processors , LG and Sony will also follow the foot steps and by 2016 may start using own processors. “
A big setback for Qualcomm, Mediatek and Spreadtrum as two Telecom Giants, LG and Sony will start using in-house processors in the flafship Smartphones by 2016.
Qualcomm is already in trouble because of the Flagship processor Snapdragon 810, been rejected by the major buyer Samsung. What will happen !! if LG also starts using own developed processors ?? So, 2016 will be a battle ground for processor manufacturing, and we may see a dip in prices of Flagship Smartphones.
According to a source, Taiwanese based semiconductor manufacturer Global Unichip has been reported to land AP development orders from both the Japanese and South Korean tech companies. Looking at how smartphone manufacturers have slowly started to develop their own custom chipsets, we have to say that it is a very smart move on both the company’s parts.
Apple’s A8 and A8X chipsets were criticized for sporting far less cores while Android powered smartphones were running octa-core CPUs. Even with those number of cores, the performance of Apple’s Cyclone processors proved too much, showing that OS optimization is just as important, while custom developed chips play nicely with the software too.
Apart from LG and Sony, Xiaomi is also reported to be mass developing its smartphone chipsets, which are expected to be showcased in its smartphones by 2016. Previously, we also reported that LG was working on its NUCLUN SoC, which is made on the 16nm FinFET process, and running the following octa-core configuration.
- Quad-core Cortex-A72 running at 2.1 GHz
- Quad-core Cortex-A53 running at 1.5 GHz
In the benchmark Test, the chipset was effortlessly able to outrun Exynos 7420, Samsung’s chipset used in Flagship Models like Galaxy S6 series.
Since, No official information is available yet, Let’s wait for the official announcement from LG and Sony. In the mean time, if you come across any information, Please do share.