Samsung has officially unveiled the new Exynos 5 series chipset called Exynos 7872. This new SoC is designed for mid-range smartphone and the recently announced Meizu M6S is the first smartphone to be fueled by it.
Built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, the Exynos 7872 features a hexa-core processor. It includes two cores of Cortex A73 that clocks at 2.0 GHz and four cores of Cortex A53 that woks at 1.6 GHz. The chipset also includes Mali-G71 MP1 graphics. Compared to its predecessor, it delivers two times better single-core performance that results in smooth multi-tasking, quick internet browsing and app launching.
Smartphones featuring this chipset can feature a display that supports maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. However, smartphones driven by this chipset won’t be supporting Full HD+ resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels.
The Exynos 7872 chipset can be coupled with LPDDR3 RAM. For storage, it offers support for eMMC 5.1 and SD 3.0. It can support up to 21.7-megapixel rear-facing camera and up to 21.7-megapixel selfie camera. There is no support for dual rear cameras. It is capable of full HD video encoding and decoding at 120fps with HVEC and H.264 codec. The chipset also supports up to 8-megapixel iris camera sensor.
For data connectivity, it features Cat. 7 LTE modem that offers maximum down speeds of 300 Mbps and upload speeds of 150 Mbps. It also carries support for Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio and NFC. When it comes to positioning, the Exynos 7872 is equipped with support for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo.
The South Korean tech giant has also recently introduced the Exynos 7885 chipset that powers the newly unveiled Galaxy A8 (2018) smartphone. It is an advanced hexa-core chipset built with 14nm manufacturing process. It carries support for full HD+ resolution as well as dual cameras.