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Samsung introduced us to the next generation of its custom exynos processor for the mid-range handset, the exynos 7 octa 7870. This exynos 7870 processor is a 1.7 GHz octa core SoC (system on chip) with Cortex-A53 CPU and a Mali-T830 GPU.

Samsung has informed it its press release that this processor is built on its cutting edge advanced 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology that was used in manufacturing the exynos 8890 powering the galaxy s7 and the s7 edge. This exynos 7870 has seen in the leaked galaxy j7 (2016) specifications and the benchmark results were quite impressive for a mid-range handset.

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This is the successor to the exynos 7580 used in the galaxy j7 (2015) which was fairly mid powered and gets the basic tasks done such as web surfing and media consumption.

“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.”

Samsung explained that the exynos 7870 is 30% less power hungry with respective to SoC manufactured based on 8nm High-K Metal Gate process technology. This SoC also has LTE Cat.6 2CA Modem with 300Mbps downlink speeds and can operate better than full HD displays at 60 frames per second.

The next generation of location based services are integrated into the exynos 7870. It can handle up to 16 MP of camera pixel count for both the front and the rear combined.

More details will be shared when the galaxy j7 releases in the month of march.