There is no doubt that Samsung is one of the biggest manufacturers of mobile processors. Like Qualcomm, Samsung also has its mobile processors for all the segments, i.e., the budget, mid-range and the flagship segments. Today, Samsung announced a new Exynos processor which the company says is ‘Tailored for Indian Consumers’. It’s the Exynos 7904. Looking at just the name, this chipset seems like a successor to the Exynos 7885, but after taking a look at the specifications in detail, you will instantly agree that it isn’t.
With chip makers like Qualcomm and MediaTek going for 12nm and 10nm manufacturing process for their mid-range or even the budget processors, Samsung is still sticking with the 14nm manufacturing process for the latest 7904 chip. It is an octa-core processor based on the 14nm FinFET Process. Talking about the CPU arrangement, there are two Cortex-A73 cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz and rest of the six Cortex-A53 cores at 1.6GHz. There is Mali-G71 MP2 GPU as well.
FYI, the Exynos 7885 has the similar core arrangement, but the high-performance A73 cores are clocked at 2.2GHz on that chip which makes 7885 superior to the 7904 regarding the CPU performance. And there is no difference regarding the GPU since both 7885 and 7904 have the same Mali-G71 MP2 GPU.
So, what makes it different than the previous Exynos 7 series processors? Well, the Exynos 7904 supports triple cameras on the rear. Also, there are some extra image processing features like scene adaptive color control, video image stabilization, multi-frame image processing, zero-shutter lag and phase-detection auto-focus.
The chipset can encode and decode video in high resolution up to 4K at 30fps and Full-HD at 120fps. The processor has an embedded LTE modem that supports Cat.12 3-carrier aggregation (CA) for 600-megabits-per-second (Mbps) downlink speed.
Samsung says that the Exynos 7904 is currently in mass production so we can surely expect some phones from Samsung with this processor this year.