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LG's rumored Odin processors get ready for primetime -- report

The company reportedly plans to introduce its own quad-core and octa-core chipset, codenamed "Odin," in devices next year.

The LG G2
The LG G2 CBS Interactive

LG is testing mobile processors that could make their way into the company's devices next year, according to a new report.

Codenamed "Odin," LG's upcoming processors come in quad-core and octa-core versions, Korean-based DigitalTimes reported Thursday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the company's plans. The processors could be clocked at 2.2GHz and feature Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores, the report said. The A7s would be clocked at 1.7GHz.

Odin chipsets have been rumored for quite some time, but details have been slim. LG is reportedly aiming to make its own chipsets, like some of its competitors, to reduce component costs and have greater control over what's actually inside its products.

So, what devices are going to get Oden chips? LG is reportedly planning to bundle its quad-core chips in Smart TVs next year. The octa-core models will find their way to the company's flagship smartphones, the report claimed, and the LG G Pad tablet successor. Both the G Pad and LG's G2 smartphone currently sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors.

In a statement to CNET, LG was noncommittal, saying that its "policy is to refrain from engaging in speculation and rumors."

(Via Phone Arena)