Samsung announces the 14nm Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor

When it comes to mobile processors, Samsung has a real trump card over most of its competitors. Where rivals rely almost solely on firms like Qualcomm and MediaTek to manufacture their chips, Sammy has its own, Exynos line of SoCs. Thus, when situations arise like last year's Snapdragon 810 controversy, Samsung's diverse inventory of options means that it can largely avoid such drama. Not only that, but often, the Exynos product is superior the comparable offering from another company. As it continues to expand its chip-building division, Samsung has added a new mobile processor to its line-up in the form of the Exynos 7 Octa 7870, a 14nm chip that takes advantage of the company's FinFET process technology.

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. 

source: Samsung via SamMobile

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