Exynos 7872 unveiled: hexa-core CPU with A73 cores, plus an iris scanner

Samsung officially unveiled the Exynos 7872 chipset, which we already saw on the Meizu M6s. The new chip is part of the mid-range Exynos 5 series, but packs some more upscale features. It is built on a 14nm process and features a hexa-core CPU with two clusters: 2x Cortex-A73 (2.0GHz) + 4x Cortex-A53 (1.6Ghz). The graphics power is supplied by a Mali-G71 GPU. The chipset has built-in support for an Iris scanner, something currently reserved for flagship devices. Also, the camera department boasts 1080p @ 120fps video recording capabilities as well as Smart Wide Dynamic Range. But…

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Two Exynos chipsets leak: 9610 with Cortex-A73 and Mali-G72, plus a China-focused 7872

Samsung could be working on the first Exynos 9xxx series chipset. Rather than a flagship-grade chip, this is a mid-ranger aimed at the Snapdragon 660. Then there’s the Exynos 7872, which is something of a Snapdragon 650 alternative. Exynos 9610 Dubbed Exynos 9610, this chip will be made on the established 14nm LPP process (which was used in the Exynos 8890 for the Galaxy S7). It will have an octa-core processor based on ARM’s Cortex-A73 and A53 (four of each). For one reason or another, Samsung didn’t use its custom Mongoose cores for this one (the S660 does use Qualcomm’s Kryo…

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