LG Reportedly Rolling Its Own ARM-Based Processor For Upcoming G3 Android Superphone

Just when we thought we might know everything there is to know about the LG's forthcoming G3 superphone, a new report throws a wrinkle into the mix. Rather than run with a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to power the G3's 5.5-inch qHD (2560x1440) display, there's chatter that LG might equip its flagship device with its own applications processor.

A report in The Korea Herald claims to have heard from an LG spokesperson that the company will "soon" begin mass producing its own mobile chip. The spokesperson didn't elaborate, leaving everything else up to rumor, speculation, and leaked information.

LG is reportedly tapping into TSMC to build its own brand mobile processor.

Citing an unnamed source, the report goes on to say that the chip would be designed by LG and manufactured by TSMC, adding that it could end up in the G3. We're a bit skeptical, though the timing seems to work out, with LG aiming to introduce the G3 by June.

The ARM-based part won't be limited to only high-end devices. With that in mind, we think it's more likely that whatever LG is cooking up will make a debut sometime after the launch of the G3.