Samsung unveils Exynos 7 Octa 7870 chipset for mid-range phones

Last Updated: 17 February, 2016
Exynos 7870

Samsung today unveiled its next Exynos chipset – the Exynos 7 Octa 7870, destined for Samsung’s upcoming mid-range smartphones and other mobiles. The Exynos 7870 SoC is designed using the company’s latest 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology and it is the first one to have this technology. The chipset will enter the mass production in Q1 of 2016.

According to the tech giant, the chipset consumes less power that’s about 30 percent than SoCs made using the 28nm 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology. The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 features eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz along with LTE Cat.6 2CA Modem that supports up to 300Mbps downlink speed. The processor can handle full-HD resolution video playback at 60 frames per second along with WUXGA (1920×1200 pixels) resolution display.

The Exynos 7870 has already seen in a couple of benchmarks powering the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016).

“With increased performance and power efficiency, we anticipate widespread adoption of our new Exynos 7 Octa 7870 into mid-tier mobile devices,” said Ben K. Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics. “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.”