The race for Budget smartphones gets more intense as each day passes by. Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and Xiaomi not only push the limits themselves but force competitors to outdo themselves as well. As the competition intensifies, so comes forth the need for budget SoCs. Samsung out of all is a world-renowned hardware manufacturer and they have just launched a brand new mobile processor targeting the budget end of the spectrum.
Samsung is known for its Galaxy S lineup in the smartphone world equipped with top of the line hardware and features but it seems that after all this time Samsung has felt the need to mass produce a processor to wow the mid-range audiences. The Exynos 7904 is the brand’s latest addition to its fleet of processors. The chipset is based on the 14nm architecture which means that smartphones won’t get that insane efficiency like the 7nm SoCs. The 7904 focusses on the day to day tasks by enhancing user experience in all departments like web browsing, multi-tasking and multimedia consumption. The Exynos 7 Series 7904 is equipped with two Cortex-A73 cores that run at 1.8-GHz, and six Cortex-A53 cores at 1.6 GHz. The powerful A73 big core throttles the single-core benchmarks to deliver fast and snappy performance in key areas.
The processor’s ISP supports single camera resolutions up to 32 MP with up to triple camera setups for all the fun features including bokeh, wide angle etc. Moreover, the 7904 supports a staggering 120 fps video on FHD quality with UHD video at 30 fps. The camera features on the 7904 seem to look amazing and for a chipset targetting mid-range smartphones we can expect wonders nevertheless. Furthermore, the connectivity features of the processor are neat as well. The LTE modem allows support for Cat.12 3-carrier aggregation for 600-Mbps downlink speed decent for what the purpose of the chipset is. Sure you won’t be getting 5G standards which are the talk of 2019 but given the standpoint of the SoC, it pretty much achieves everything it is supposed to.
Battery life is key and with lesser horsepower, we can expect the phone housing the processor to do well automatically. One thing of notice here is that at this time Samsung has no budget option in their smartphone lineup to directly compete with Chinese manufacturers and the launch of this SoC especially in India can prove to be a turning point for them.