Samsung announces the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor
Samsung will have a very busy year since it is expected to make a lot of chips for AMD next to its own Exynos processors. The latest member of this family is the Exynos 7 Octa 7870, a mid-range chip that uses the 14 nm FinFET process technology and "is designed for next-generation mid-range smartphones and other mobile devices."
The Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 is the first 14 nm FinFET chip that aims the mid-range area of the market. According to Samsung, it uses 30 percent less power while providing the same level of performance as mobile processors that are built employing the 28 nm High-k Metal Gate technology.
Exynos 7 Octa 7870 features eight Cortex-A53 cores, 1080p@60 fps video playback, a maximum resolution of 1,920X1,200 pixels, supports up to 16 MP cameras, and integrates a GNSS solution as well. The integrated LTE Cat.6 modem supports FDD-TDD carrier aggregation and downlink speeds up to 300 Mbps.
Mass production will begin this quarter and the first devices to use the Octa 7870 should come out later this year. Unfortunately, there is no info about such devices yet.