Samsung Introduces New “System-on-a-Chip” for Wearables

Today, it was announced today that Samsung discontinues the production of the “fiery” Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. In the smartphone segment, the Korean company is at the top – how well will Samsung recover? A setback, which could serve especially the biggest competitor: Apple.

With the smartphones it is not really good. However, the company’s innovative strength will not be lost so quickly. But there is also good news: Samsung today introduced a new “system-on-a-chip” – the new foundation for “stand-alone devices” from the Werable segment.

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The company officially announced that the mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270 had begun. This is the first chip with 14 nanometer technology, which was developed specifically for wearables. It is also the first of its kind, which has a comprehensive network capability as well as an LTE modem. Samsung does not take a blade to the mouth and speaks of a “cutting-edge technology” for wearables. It is a breakthrough technology that promotes the spread and development of gadgets, as it enables the overcoming of certain hurdles. In addition to a better use of energy, the compact chip also creates the prerequisite for more design flexibility, for example.

The Exynos 7 Dual 720 combines two Cortex A53 cores, one LTE mode, Bluetooth, WiFi, FM (radio), and GNSS connectivity (Global Navigation Satellite System). In addition, there is a graphic unit, RAM, a flash memory and the PMIC (Power Management IC). Quite a lot for a chip, which is just a fingernail-sized. However, it is precisely for this reason that it is possible for different manufacturers to develop new “ultra-slim wearables” with high performance in the future.