Samsung announced its new mid-range processor that is built on a 14nm manufacturing process. The new mid-range processor from Samsung is known as the Exynos 7872. Being an Exynos 7872 chip this new processor from Samsung is still a part of Samsung’s Exynos 5 series chip. That according to Samsung will offer twice the power in single core performance compared to its predecessor.
The Samsung Exynos 7872 is basically a hexa core processor. That comes equipped with two Cortex A73 cores designed for high performance tasks, making it a total of six cores. While the other four Cortex A53 cores are for power efficiency. This setup also lets the first two cores run at a frequency of 2.0GHz, while the rest of the four cores run at a lower 1.6GHz frequency. Aside from that the Samsung Exynos 7872 is also coupled with Mali G71 GPU.
Other specs on the Samsung Exynos 7872 includes LTE Cat.7 2CA modem. That will be able to provide its user with 300Mbps download and 150Mbps upload speed through Cat. 13 2CA.
The Samsung Exynos 7872 processor can run on a max resolution of 1920 x 1200. Which is more than enough for mid-range smartphones. There is also support for a 21.7 megapixel camera at both the rear and front. While improved Image Signal Processor and Multi Format Codec is also there on board. The improved Image Signal Processor on the Samsung Exynos 7872 also supports up to a 8 megapixel sensor for an iris sensor. While with Multi Format Codex the Samsung Exynos 7872 chip can encode and decode videos at Full HD 120fps.
The recently announced Meizu M6 will be among the first phones to come equipped with the Samsung Exynos 7872 processor. Samsung might also use the Exynos 7872 in their own mid-range smartphones this year. That would perform much better compared to what Samsung currently have in the market.