​Samsung launches 14nm Exynos 7570 AP for low-end phones

The latest application processor (AP) is a one-chip solution made from a 14-nanometer process and has modem and connectivity embedded in it.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung has begun production of the new low-end Exynos 7570 made from its 14-nanometer FinFET process, the company has announced.

The South Korean tech giant, the second largest chip maker in the world, used the 14-nanometer process for the first time for its own Exynos series of APs last year.

In January this year, it began applying the second-generation 14-nanometer process for its chips and clients. It started producing Exynos-branded SoCs for mid-range phones in February.

Samsung said the new Exynos 7570 gives it a full lineup for 14-nanometer products from the low to the high-ends and said will allow it to supply smartphones and Internet of Things devices high-performance and energy efficient solutions.

The quad-core Exynos 7570 has a CPU 70 percent more powerful than its 28-nanometer predecessor, and is 30 percent more energy efficient, the company said.

It comes with connectivity features -- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, and GNSS -- and Cat 4 LTE modem embedded in it. The one-chip solution will allow clients to slim down design, Samsung said. Power Management Integrated Circuit and Radio Frequency features are also on the chip to save more space.

The chip supports Full HD video filming and play, WXGA resolution, and 8 megapixel and 13 megapixel front and back cameras.

Samsung, a powerhouse in memory chips, has been expanding its logic chip business over the years, and makes its own brand of APs like the Exynos series. The bulk of revenue from the logic business comes from contract making other semiconductor firm's chips, which it competes for with Taiwanese counterpart TSMC.

It currently produces Qualcomm and Nvidia's next-generation chips.

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