Samsung continues its march towards a bigger share of the wearable devices market by commencing the mass production of its 14nm Exynos 7270 SoC specifically geared towards wearables and Internet of Things.
What makes this SoC an attractive proposition for wearable devices manufacturers is that it comes with NFC (near field communication) and various sensors is currently available for device manufacturers and customers for their development process. Samsung’s intentions of launching the Exynos 7270 SoC for wearables is clearly a move geared towards launching a competing product against the Qualcomm that has announced its Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC, aimed specifically for wearable products.
Samsung has already announced a new processor for budget smartphones – the Exynos 7 Quad 7570 SoC based on 14nm FinFET process technology – and with the latest processor for wearables, Samsung is increasingly getting competitive in the mobile processor market which is currently being led by Qualcomm. The new processor from Samsung also features various connectivity options including LTE modem integration.
Powered by two Cortex-A53 cores, the 14nm Exynos 7270 SoC is said to bring to the table 20 per cent improvement in power efficiency over its predecessor that was built using the 28nm process technology. Samsung says that the new 7270 SoC will also consume lesser power and this will in turn offer extended battery life to wearable gadgets. The SoC also integrates Cat.4 LTE 2CA modem which means it can connect to a cellular service as a standalone device.
“The Exynos 7270 presents a new paradigm for system-on-chips (SoC) dedicated to wearables. Designed on our state-of-the-art process technology, this AP offers great power savings, 4G LTE modem and full connectivity solution integration, as well as innovative packaging technology optimized for wearable devices”, said Ben K. Hur, Vice President of System LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics.