Samsung has officially taken the covers off its Exynos 7872 chipset. However, it is a bit late to the party. Meizu, just a few hours before Samsung’s unveiling, launched the Meizu M6s smartphone, which is being powered by this chipset. Samsung has launched the Exynos 7872 processor under the Exynos 5 series of chipsets, but it does pack a few high-end features.
The chipset has been built with the 14nm process with a total of six cores – two Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2GHz and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. Samsung has combined the Exynos 7872 with the Mali G71 GPU for graphics. Additionally, the chipset also supports an Iris Scanner, which till now we have seen in Samsung’s flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S8 series and the Note 8. The fun doesn’t end there; the chipset also boasts of support for shooting 1080p videos at 120 fps.
Not all is great for the Exynos 7872 chipset though. Due to it being a mid-range SoC Samsung has cut a few corners. The company has skimped out on providing 2160p recording capabilities and support for dual cameras. Additionally, the highest supported resolution of the display is 1920×1200, which more or less rules out the possibility of smartphones powered by this chipset featuring a full-HD+ display.
As for the specifications, the Exynos 7872 supports LPDDR 3 RAM, eMMC 5.1 for built-in storage and SD 3.0 memory (UHS-I and microSD card). It also has LTE Cat, 72CA modem, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS and FM Radio support.