Samsung Exynos 5 Series 7872 Hexa-Core 14nm processor with Bluetooth 5, iris sensor support announced

Samsung has announced new Exynos 5 Series 7872 hexa-core processor based on 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology  for mid-range smartphones. It has built-in LTE Cat.7 modem that would offer download speed of 300Mbps and supports aggregation of up to two carriers.

It has two 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A73 and four 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores. “With the addition of powerful CPU, the Exynos 7872 improves the individual single-core performance by two folds, when compared to its predecessor, enabling faster web browsing, app launching and other operations on a smartphone in its class,” said the company.

It also supports out-focusing photography and a dual camera feature. “By combining the information from RGB and monochrome camera, the Exynos 7872 can create out-focus effect to make photographs more visually appealing,” added Samsung.

Highlights of Samsung Exynos 5 7872 SoC

  • Hexa Core – 2.0GHz x 2 ARM Cortex-A73 CPUs + 1.6GHz x 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs
  • Mali-G71 MP1 GPU
  • 14nm LPP FinFET process technology
  • Cat 7 2CA download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, Cat.13 2CA upload speeds of up to 150Mbps (UL)
  • up to WUXGA (1920×1200) display resolution
  • Full HD 120fps encoding and decoding with HEVC(H.265), H.264 and VP8, and decoding with VP9
  • Up to 21.7MP for both rear and front cameras, iris camera sensor up to 8MP,  Out-focusing photography and a dual camera feature
  • LPDDR3 memory, eMMC 5.1, SD 3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz + 5GHz) , Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio
  • GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo) solution for more accurate and rapidly transitioning location based services.

Meizu M6s, that was introduced yesterday is the first smartphone with the processor. More mid-range Samsung smartphones with the processor are expected in the coming months.


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