Even though it might not make any star appearance at the MWC 2016, Samsung has introduced a new mid-range processor – the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. The newest member in the Exynos 7 Octa processor series is designed for next-generation mid-range smartphones and other related mobile products.
Samsung’s Exynos 7 Octa 7870 is manufactured using the advanced 14nm FinFET process technology but the company didn’t disclose if it is the first or second-gen fabrication process. One of device the processor has been spotted so far in is the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) which could launch in two processor models – both Qualcomm and Exynos.
According to a Geekbench benchmark performance of the Galaxy J7 2016 (SM-J710FN), the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 is an octa-core processor with clock speed up to 1.7GHz. The device had a single-core score of 793 and multi-core score of 4368.
Talking about processors targeting mid-range smartphones, last week, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 625 processor which is also based on the 14nm FinFET fabrication process. It is impractical to talk about which would supersede the other without seeing the benchmmark performance of the various devices they are used in.