Samsung Developing A 14nm New Mid-Range SoC

According to a recent rumor from China, Samsung is developing a mid-range 64-bit system-on-chip (SoC) named the Exynos 7872. The South Korean company is rumored to be working on a 14nm FinFET LPP process, the same one utilized in creating the Exynos 8890, which is powering the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge or the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. The Exynos 7872 might feature two Cortex-A73 cores for meeting high performance demand and two Cortex-A53 cores for lowers tasks and energy saving purposes. However, the maximum clock frequencies are still a secret. Also as for the source, the upcoming Exynos 7872 SoC will be integrated the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, similarly to the GPU on the Exynos 7870 SoC appearing on J7 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2017), and the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016).

Moreover, the processor is claimed to boost up to 70% better than Samsung’s 28nm chips and 30-percent less power consumption than the same SoC family in terms of the performance, but it is not clear whether the rumored Exynos 7872 will be the successor to the over last year’s Exynos 7870 that was also based on the 14nm FinFET LPP process.

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The Exynos 7872 is expected to be introduced in October, even Samsung is already planning to commercialize the chip by integrating it in some of the smartphones. Besides the Galaxy A and Galaxy C mid-range series, the Exynos 7872 is expected to also run on other third-party smartphones and tablets. The company recently announced that the second generation of its 10nm process is now ready for mass production after receiving all necessary qualifications. According to a report from Seoul-based firm, the SoC will be used for the high-end mobile devices flagship in 2018. However, the technology will only start the mass production in the final quarter of 2017 as Samsung is currently in the process of upgrading the manufacturing facilities.

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