LG hasn’t been them most sought after Android manufacturer in the states (or globally?). Their software skin isn’t too bad. But their hardware is pretty bland and uninspiring as of late. Samsung, HTC and Motorola all make more compelling devices. But soon, LG will have one unique feature that many other smartphone manufacturers don’t — their own processor.
Based on a previous report by Phonearena as well as a new confirmation by chosun.com, LG will begin using their own in-house, ARM-based processor called the “L9″. The L9 is reportedly of the quad-core type and rumored to be built on the Cortex A9 architecture instead of the newer, more efficient (and powerful) Cortex A15 architecture.
Naturally, LG will be going all out with the L9 (which is reportedly being designed according to chairman Koo Bon-moo’s specifications) and feature various LG-made parts from LG Chem, LG Innotek and LG Display. LG Display, mind you, manufacturers the fantastic True HD display found on LG’s “Optimus” 4X HD smartphone. The new device will also be the first LG device to feature their high-end display technology and 10-megapixel+ camera.
The hardware potential is certainly there. Now if only LG’s hardware/software design teams can really crank out some gorgeous hardware/beautiful pixels. Look for the fruits of such label to drop sometime this fall, with current rumors pointing towards September.