Samsung announces its new 14nm Exynos 7 SoC for mid-end devices

Samsung recently announced its new Exynos processor which is made for mid-end devices. The Exynos SKU is called the Octa 7870.

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The company’s second generation chip uses 14nm LLP rather than LPE fabrication processor which is used in Exynos 7’s 7420 and the Apple iPhone 6. The previous generation was a 28nm based chip using 4x Cortex A15 and Cortex A7 series CPUs. The 7870 will be using eight Cortex A53 CPU, all of them clocked at 1.6GHz. The mass production of these chips will start within this quarter.

It is expected that due to the 14nm LPP FinFET design, the power consumption of the SoC should reduce by 30% compared to Exynos 7850. But the Exynos 7 will have to face a competition with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC which is also based on 14nm LPP process. The snapdragon variant will be using 4 Cortex-A53 CPUs closed at 2GHz, and another set of four A53 CPUs clocked at a different clock speed.

Exynos 7870 would be using Mali T7830MP GPU, but the Snapdragon 625 is sure to use the Adreno 506.

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