Despite Samsung not being on the right side of the news lately due to the exploding Galaxy Note 7, some good Samsung news has emerged today for wearable technology manufactures.

Today, the Korean tech titans have announced the Exynos 7 Dual 7270 mobile application processor (AP) has hit mass production. It is the first AP designed specifically for the wearable tech industry.

The new Exynos AP uses 14-nanometer FinFET process technology instead of 28-nanometer used by its predecessor. According to Samsung, the dedicated wearables AP offers 20-percent greater power efficiency and greater flexibility for optimizing the design of wearable products.

It is powered by two Cortex A53 cores and has an integrated LTE 2CA modem, so all wearables using the AP will have standalone cellular capability along with Wi-Fi and the latest Bluetooth connectivity. FM radio and GNSS location-based services are also supported.

Power management IC as well as AP, DRAM and NAND memory chips are all combined into one tidy package which is 30 percent slimmer than its predecessor.

The result of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270 AP will be Slimmer, more compact wearables with a better battery life and greater standalone connectivity. Sounds good to me.