LG-F490L Liger to be powered by LG Odin SoC?

LG ElectronicsWe first learned about the LG-F490L from a tip a few days back. Aside from its codename Liger, there were no details about the device whose model number hints at a flagship level handset. A tweet from relatively new leaker @upleaks today suggests it may well become LG’s first device to use the company’s own Odin chipset. It also confirms the codename we first told you about.

The LG Odin chipset reportedly entered mass production back in April. While past rumours have hinted at a processor more suitable for lower-end devices, its inclusion in what could be a high-end device suggests that LG has a better processor in store for us than initially expected.

If so, what is the LG-F490L? The LG-F460L is widely tipped to be the LG G3 Prime, essentially an upgraded LG G3 sporting the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. Could the LG-F490L be LG’s next curved Flex smartphone? The original LG G Flex was heavily based on the LG G2 and the company may be taking the same approach with the LG G Flex 2, albeit with the Odin chipset as another differentiator.

The LG Odin is expected to come in both octa- and quad-core configurations. The octa-core version will use ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture and come with four 2.0GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.4GHz Cortex-A7 ones along with a Mali-T760 GPU. The quad-core will keep the four Cortex-A15 cores and pair them to a MaliT604 GPU.

It all makes for a lot of conjecture. Keep a healthy pinch (or handful/) of salt close at hand until further information emerges.

Source : @upleaks