Samsung Introduces 14nm-octacore for midrange smartphones




Samsung has presented a octacore processor on 14nm for midrange smartphones. The Exynos 7870 has eight Cortex A53 cores at 1.6GHz and seems to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series.

That this is a SOC for midrange smartphones not only from the processor cores used, but also the maximum supported resolution, with full HD. In the area of 4G has soc support LTE Cat 6 up to 300Mbit / s down. The eight processor cores are supported by the Mali T830 GPU from ARM.

Samsung specifically mentions that the SOC supports two cameras simultaneously, a feature that seems to be more important in the coming year in the smartphone market. P9 include Huawei, LG G5 and iPhone 7 would use dual cameras. LG presented this week a mid-range device with dual camera.

The Exynos 7870 appears to be of a competitor recently presented Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, which is also made ​​at 14nm. Samsung Exynos 7870 takes to the end of March in mass, making it obvious that a smartphone with this soc will appear around the summer.


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