Samsung Electronics is priding itself on being the industry leader in advanced semiconductor technology following its announcement that it has officially scrapped its relatively new flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7. Proving that it is still a big player in technology innovation, the South Korea tech company announced the mass production of its newest Exynos chip.

Taking to its online newsroom this Tuesday, Samsung revealed that it is in the process of mass-producing the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, the first mobile processor built with 14-nanometer FinFET process technology in mind. Samsung also confirmed that its cutting-edge chip is designed specifically for wearables. 

“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,” Vice President of System LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics Ben K. Hur said. 

Hur also shared that the new 14nm 7270 Exynos chips do not have limitations like other chips on the market when it comes to ensuring that wearable devices get design flexibility and remarkable energy use. In fact, the tech giant stated that its new Exynos chip has 20 percent power efficiency improvement compared to its previous Exynos chip that was built on 28nm process.

According to Android Authority, Samsung is looking to produce the new Exynos chip for “low-power smartwatches” and “fitness bands” given the advanced technology it comes with. Furthermore, the single stacked package of power management, DRAM and NAND flash memory components is guaranteed to save space while ensuring that wearables will be power efficient. 

The Exynos 7270 chip comes equipped with NFC and other sensors. It also features full connectivity and LTE modem integration. Given its impressive built, it is not surprising that GSM Arena is wondering if the Gear S3 is utilizing this advanced processor.