Samsung announces the 14nm Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor
This isn't the very first time we've caught wind of the Exynos 7870. The chip was outed earlier this month alongside reports of a newer Galaxy J7. That particular tidbit was revealed courtesy of Geekbench, which naturally offered a glimpse at the 7870's performance stats. As you can see, given the mid-range target market for the processor, it appears to pack decent multi-core punch:
There's a good chance that the J7 (2016) will be among the first in receipt of the Exynos 7870, though there's no telling precisely when Samsung will launch it. With Mobile World Congress just a few sleeps away, the firm may decide to unveil it at the Barcelona exhibition. With that said, the original J5 and J7 weren't announced until June last year, and unless the company plans on making dramatic alterations to its release cycle, it's likely that the J7 will stay in the vault for now.