Samsung has announced Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor based on 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology for next-generation mid-range smartphones, few days after Qualcomm introduced its Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core 14nm SoC. It has built-in LTE Cat.6 modem that would offer download speed of 300Mbps and FDD-TDD joint carrier aggregation.
“The new Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor consumes over 30 percent less power than mobile SoCs built with 28nm High-k Metal Gate process technology at the same performance level,” said Samsung.
Highlights of Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 SoC
- 1.6GHz x 8 ARM Cortex A53 CPUs
- 14nm LPP FinFET process technology
- Cat 6 speeds of up to 300 Mbps. carrier aggregation in the downlink and uplink on LTE FDD and LTE TDD
- up to WUXGA (1920×1200) display resolution
- 1080p 60fps video playback
- Up to 16 MP for both rear and front cameras, or 8MP each in dual camera mode
- GNSS solution for more accurate and rapidly transitioning location based services.
The Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 will be in mass production in the first quarter of 2016. Samsung said that the 14nm FinFET process will be adopted by its Exynos 7 Octa, then expanded to other products throughout the year.
Ben K. Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics, said:
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.