Exynos 7 Octa 7870: Samsung’s New Mid-range Chipset

Exynos 7 Octa 7870: Samsung’s New Mid-range Chipset
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Samsung has a new chipset in town – it’s the Exynos 7 Octa 7870! This Tuesday, Feb. 16 the South Korean tech firm has revealed that its next mobile chipset is designed for mid-range smartphones. The latest chipset, according to the official release, was produced using the Korean phone maker’s most advanced 14 nanometer FinFET process technology, reports GSMArena.


According to Tech 2, Samsung has stated that the Exynos 7870 consumes over 30 percent less power than mobile SoCs built with 28nm High-k Metal Gate process technology but delivers the same level of performance. The chipset will be coming equipped with eight 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores and LTE Cat.6 2CA Modem, which can support 300Mbps downlink speed and FDD-TDD joint carrier aggregation as well. For multimedia purposes, the processor supports 1080p 60fps video playback and 1920 x 1200 WUXGA display resolution.

The image signal processor allows OEMs to add up to 16 megapixel front and rear or 8 megapixel dual cameras front and rear at a time reports What’s On Tech.  The chipset was also developed with GNSS solution that delivers fast time-to-first-fix (TTFF) feature to provide seamless location-based services.

It could be recalled that there are rumors reported by several sites including, Sam Mobile, that Samsung has a new mid-range mobile phone in the pipe that will be powered by the new Samsung chipset.  The new device is speculated to be a 2016 version of the Samsung J7, which is supposedly launching soon.

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Samsung has already confirmed that the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 will go into mass production during the first quarter of 2016. Samsung Electronics Vice President of System LSI marketing Ben K. Hur said that with increased performance and power efficiency, the tech company has anticipated widespread adoption of their new chipset into mid-tier mobile devices. Hur also said that consumers can expect to experience an 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.