Currently the news revolves around three major releases of 2015 when we refer to high-end chipsets Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Samsung Exynos 8890 and Hisilicon Kirin 950. The first two will hit the market next year, but the latter was released by Huawei with the release of Mate 8 – available only in China. But we cannot forget other SoC that promises a lot: the Nuclun 2 from LG. The news was expected for 2015 but did not happen. Now we have the news that he will be released in 2016, but will not be present in G5.
The news was given by user “i Ice Universe” of Chinese social network Weibo. This is not the first time we see rumors arise in this regard, involving not only Samsung and LG but several smartphone makers in China. Now he claims that the Nuclun 2 will be released following the V10, which is scheduled for the second half of 2016. The chipset will be manufactured by TSMC with 16nm lithography process consists of four cores Cortex-A57 in conjunction with quad-core Cortex -A53.
The source claims that the chipset is quite powerful, but not as much as the Snapdragon 820. It is expected a performance slightly higher than Kirin 950 used by Huawei in his recent flagship. So the company does not intend to include it in the G5 to ensure having a smartphone with the same performance of its major rivals in 2016 to come with new SoC Qualcomm. As the V10 is a product of lower demand, the company can use it to bet their chips on its own hardware.
That same user was responsible for the rumor that the G5 will only be announced in April. Earlier it was said that the news would be revealed during the MWC 2016, but other sources claim that Samsung and HTC may be the first to bring the Snapdragon 820 to the market while LG and Sony would be only for the second quarter.