Samsung Launches Exynos 7 Octa 7870 SoC for Smartphones: On February 17, 2016 (Wednesday), the South Korean Company, Samsung, launched the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor, which is its latest Exynos mobile processor.
The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor was first seen in the recent benchmark result listing for Samsung’s unannounced model Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone. Samsung has announced that in Q1 of 2016 it will mass produce the SoC.
The latest processor, Exynos 7 Octa 7870, has been designed by the company especially for the mid-range handsets and it uses Samsung’s 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. This Exynos processor marks Samsung’s first 14nm FinFET process based SoC which has been made for mid-range phones.
The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor is more battery efficient than the SoCs which are made using 28nm High-K Metal Gate process technology. Exynos 7870 uses 30 per cent less power than the other processors. Apart from an efficient battery, this processor also has eight Cortex- A53 cores which are clocked at 1.6GHz. The processor comes with an LTE Cat.6 2CA Modem which supports a download link speed of 300Mbps.
The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor can supports a full HD resolution video playback with WUXGA (1920×1200 pixels) resolution display at 60 frames per second. This processor offers an impressive image resolution. It’s Image Signal Processor or ISP offers up to 16 mega pixel resolution for images for both, the front as well as the rear camera. In the dual camera mode it provides 8 mega pixel image resolutions. To provide an accurate location based service, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor has GNSS solution for time-to-first-fix (TTFF) feature.
The Vice President of System LSI marketing of Samsung Electronics, Ben K. Hur, said that the company expects that the power efficiency and better performance of their new processor would result in its widespread acceptance into the mid-range device.
He even promised the consumers that they will experience an improved performance because this is the first mobile application processor which has been built on advanced 14nm process and has been made available for the mid-range smart mobile device.
By the first quarter of 2016 the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 will be in mass production.