Samsung recently unveiled it’s latest Exynos 7 Dual 7270 SoC, A dual core 14 nm processor for wearables. It has a built in LTE modem (Cat.4 LTE 2CA) which enables them to include LTE support in their upcoming models.
The Exynos 7 Dual 7270 is dual core 14 nanometer FinFET process SoC with two Cortex A53 cores. With the help of Samsung’s SiP (System-in-Package) and ePoP (embedded Package-on-Package) technologies, the new SoC stacks the DRAM and NAND flash memory chips as well as the PMIC (power management IC) into a tiny 100 millimeter (0.115 sq inch) device. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM (frequency modulation) and GNSS (global navigation satellite system) embedded into it.
According to Samsung, the new Exynos 7 Dual 7270 is 20 percent more power efficient and 30 percent compact than it’s predecessors. This enables their upcoming smart watched and fitness trackers to make call or tether data to other devices over WiFi or LTE and also perform various other tasks which makes these smart devices smarter without sacrificing much of battery power or the need of a smartphone.
Samsung also released a developer platform for the new SoC, so there may be some third party development and devices which can take advantage of the new features in the near future.