Samsung has unveiled its latest Exynos mobile processor—the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. The processor was earlier spotted in benchmark result listing for the Samsung Galaxy j7 smartphone. Samsung has announced that the SoC will be up for mass manufacture in Q1 of 2016.
The Exynos 7870 uses the 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process and is designed for Samsung’s upcoming mid-range smartphones. This processor is Samsung’s first processor using the 14 nm FinFET technology.
The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 has eight Cortex A53 cores running at 1.6 GHz with LTE Cat.6 2CA Modem that supports up to 300Mbps downlink speed. The processor also supports full HD resolution video playback and 60 frames per second at 1920×1200 pixel resolution.
Samsung has announced that the new processor uses 30 percent less power when compared to SoCs utilizing the 28 nm High-K Metal Gate process.
The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 comes with an Image Signal Processor (ISP) that delivers 16-megapixel resolution images for front and rear cameras. It also delivers 8-megapixel resolution in dual-camera mode. Further, the processor comes integrated with GNSS solution for time-to-first-fix (TIFF) which provides for better location based services.
With increased performance and power efficiency, the new processor may be well received in mid-tier devices.