LG is currently working on the second generation edition of its own NULCUN chipset, which could power the upcoming LG flagship. According to ongoing rumors, the new chip is able to deliver better performance than the Exynos 7420 chipset from Samsung.

The NULCUN 2 chipset houses an octa-core processor with the big.LITTLE setup that includes quad cores of Cortex A72 gunning at 2.1 GHz and other quad cores clocking at 1.5 GHz. Rumors have it that the South Korean company has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for developing NUCLUN 2 chips that will be built with 16 nm FinFET manufacturing technology, GSM Dome  reported.

On Geekbench, the NUCLUN 2 scored 5392 and 1796 points in multi-cores and single-core tests, respectively. On the other hand, the Exynos 7420 chip of Galaxy S6 scored 4970 and 1485 points in multi-cores and single-core tests, respectively.

Hence, the NUCLUN 2 is capable of outperforming the Exynos 7420 chip, which powers many Samsung flagships like the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy S6 Edge+.

In 2014, LG had launched the G3 flagship in two CPU variants. The Snapdragon 801 powered LG G3 was shipped for customers all over the world, while another variant featured the first ever NUCLUN and it was mainly targeted towards South Korean customers. The LG G3 handset powered by the NUCLUN chip did not receive good reception from its audience as it was marred with overheating problems, Tech Times reported.

The new NUCLUN 2 chip is expected to be free from overheating issues. The processor is also expected to be featured in LG’s next flagship, the LG G5. The mass production of the new chipset will begin by the third quarter of 2016. LG has not yet confirmed the existence of the NUCLUN 2 chipset.