The company has stated that the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 is designed for the company's upcoming mid-range smartphones and other mobile devices.

Samsung explains that its new processor consumes over 30 percent less power that those SoCs made using the 28nm High-K Metal Gate process technology. The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 features eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz along with LTE Cat.6 2CA Modem that supports up to 300Mbps downlink speed. The processor can handle full-HD resolution video playback at 60 frames per second along with WUXGA (1920x1200 pixels) resolution display.

Furthermore, the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor's Image Signal Processor or ISP delivers up to 16-megapixel resolution images for both front and rear cameras, or 8-megapixel each in dual camera mode. Also integrated is GNSS solution for time-to-first-fix (TTFF) feature for more accurate location based services.

Click here: 4G phones to drive smartphone market in India: Samsung

"With increased performance and power efficiency, we anticipate widespread adoption of our new Exynos 7 Octa 7870 into mid-tier mobile devices," said Ben K. Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing, Samsung Electronics.