Samsung announces Exynos 7 Octa 7870 14nm mobile processor

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa processor

Samsung has just announced its new mobile processor Exynos 7 Octa 7870 based on 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology designed for next-generation mid-range smartphones. It features a built-in LTE Cat.6 modem that can offer 300Mbps download speed. This Samsung processor will be in mass production in the first quarter of 2016. Samsung has also posted that the 14nm FinFET process will be adopted by the Exynos 7 Octa processor and then will be expanded to other products throughout the year.

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa processor
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa processor

“With increased performance and power efficiency, we anticipate widespread adoption of our new Exynos 7 Octa 7870 into mid-tier mobile devices, consumers will experience enhanced performance as this is the first time a mobile application processor built on advanced 14nm process is available for these types of smart mobile devices.” said Ben K. Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics.

The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor comes with 1.6GHz x 8 ARM Cortex A53 CPUs and also comes with 14nm LPP FinFET process technology, as we discussed earlier. It can give LTE Cat 6 speeds of up to 300 Mbps and carrier aggregation in the downlink and uplink on LTE FDD and LTE TDD. This processor can support up to WUXGA (1920×1200 pixel) display resolution with 1080p 60fps video playback.

Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor can support up to 16-megapixel rear and front cameras or 8-megapixel each in dual camera mode. This processor comes with GNSS solution for more accurate and rapidly transitioning location based services. The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor consumes over 30 percent less power than other mobile SoCs built with 28nm High-k Metal Gate process technology at the same performance level.

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