Samsung has added the Exynos 7872 to its mid-range processor lineup. The hexa-core processor is built on the 14nm FinFET process, although Samsung says that improvements have doubled the single-core performance of the 7872 over its predecessor.
The processor is comprised of two Cortex-A73 cores at 2.0GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.6GHz, with graphics handled by a Mali-G71 MP1 GPU. Not a particularly unusual configuration for a Samsung built SoC.
Connectivity is handled by an LTE Cat 7 2CA modem which is rated at 300Mbps down, 150Mbps up; with support for 802.11n dual-band and Bluetooth 5.0 rounding up the feature set. This is also the first of the Samsung processors to return to providing FM radio support. Mostly due to an agreement with the NextRadio app, but it’s also useful for emergency service broadcasts.
Samsung added support for an iris scanner camera sensor to the Exynos 7872 so we can expect mid-range phones feature this security feature pretty soon.
The Meizu M6S is the first smartphone in the market to feature the new processor, and we expect more Samsung lower tier mid-range smartphones to have the Exynos 7872 as their SoC of choice for this year.
(Source: Samsung )