Samsung launches a new mid-range chipset, the Exynos 5 Series 7872 processor

The Exynos 7872, built on a 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, brings a new hexa core CPU configured with two 2.0GHz ARM Cortex–A73 and four 1.6GHz Cortex–A53 cores. With the addition of CPU, the Exynos 7872 will to improve the individual single-core performance by two folds, when compared to its predecessor, it might enable faster web browsing, app launching and other operations on a smartphone in its class.

The Exynos 7872 embeds LTE modem that supports aggregation of up to two carriers with data rates up to 300Mbps for download and 150Mbps for upload. The modem comes with a 6-mode network support that includes CDMA, GSM, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, LTE-FDD and LTE-TDD modes. For global location positioning coverage, the processor embeds a GNSS(Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver. And the Exynos 7872 also integrates connectivity features including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

The Exynos 7872 features an upgraded ISP and MFC that supports full HD video encoding and decoding at 120fps with HEVC(H.265) and H.264 codecs by using a 21.7MP high-resolution camera. Last but not the least, the Exynos 7872 also supports out-focusing photography and a dual camera feature that is usually found in premium smartphones. Samsung says, combining the information from RGB and monochrome camera, the Exynos 7872 can create an out-focus effect to make photographs more visually appealing.

The company claims that the Exynos processor is dedicated to bringing innovative technologies for mobile devices across all levels of performance. With large improvements in CPU, GPU, LTE modem, an ISP, the Exynos 7872 will change and improve the current perception of the mid-range devices.