Last we heard about the LG Nuclun 2 chipset, some trouble seemed to be brewing, as Intel decided to pull back from the project, leaving TSMC to do all the work. Now fresh rumors claim that the chipset is going to be used on the follow-up to the LG V10, but not on the LG G5.
The CPU was supposed to debut this year, but it was postponed till 2016, in order to integrate a LTE-A modem within it. Now we learn that the Nuclun 2 will power the LG V10 2, that will come to the stores in the second half of 2016, if LG keeps its release patterns. Weibo leakster “i Ice Universe” is the source of the info, claiming he has fresh rumors about the chip.
It’s supposed to be more powerful than the Huawei Kirin 950, but LG decided not to use it on the LG G5, because it’s not powerful enough. The G5 is expected to come in April, probably with the Snapdragon 820. Nuclun 2 meanwhile is a chip based on the Cortex A53 and Cortex A72 cores, manufactured by TSMC on a 16 nm process.
The Intel 14 nm prototype performed better than TSMC’s, but unhappy with the production capacity Intel pulled back from the project. Will Nuclun 2 flop like its predecessor? We’ll see in 2016.