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The simple answer, I think, is no.  There seems to be next to no information out in the wild.

People do not, to my mind, purchase their televisions based on CPU speed or RAM specifications, they purchase on brand, cost, image quality, app support, price etc.  When it comes to TVs knowing the CPU/SoC specifications is not necessarily going to facilitate comparison between brands.  Most of the Smart TV manufacturers produce their own operating systems, and their hardware has different features sets so trying to compare them can be like comparing apples to oranges.  Just because a manufacturer has a faster CPU does not mean the picture it produces or the runs apps it runs will be any better.  Different operating systems, different overheads etc.  A brief look at Samsung's TV range shows nothing about the CPU specifications either.

Yes CPU, GPU and SoC specifications matter in phones because it is easier to compare, as excluding Apple's iOS from the equation, there is only one mobile phone platform used by multiple manufactures that of course being Google's Android.  With one operating system but many different though fundamentally similar hardware platforms it is easier to compare.

LG's 2018 OLED and high end LED ranges are going to get the new Alpha 9 SoC which according to Flat Panels HD article (first link below) is 50% more powerful than the previous generation of chip, but does not state specifically which previous generation of chip they are talking about, but it is probably the Alpha 7.  There does not appear to be any mention of the Alpha 9's CPU speed, memory capacity, bus speeds etc given by LG, only what is intended to be capable of doing.  There is no indication if the Alpha 9 range is based on MIPS technology that LG has used in the past or if they have switch to ARM or another platform.  Other (but not necessarily all) models have the Alpha 7 previous used in the B8 series (see the Tech Radar link below), these TVs will I assume not support LG's ThinQ platform. 

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