According to a paper, the Pixel 6 could be powered by Google’s own GS101 Whitechapel SoC. As a result, it will be the first handset to use the new SoC. Google was rumoured to be working with Samsung on its own processor, codenamed Whitechapel, and a new report indicates that the Pixel 6 would be the first smartphone in the company’s portfolio to get the in-house chip. the tech giant is expected to have its own SoCs in its Chromebooks, in addition to the Pixel smartphone line.
According to reports, the Pixel 6 will be the first Google phone to be powered by the company’s custom “GS101” Whitechapel SoC.
Whitechapel was previously rumoured to be the codename for the Pixel 6’s work-in-progress chip, but it’s likely that Google would call it something else commercially.
According to internal documents cited in an article, the company is naming the chip ‘GS101,’ where GS is thought to stand for ‘Google Silicon.’
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The Whitechapel SoC is said to be a partnership between Google and Samsung, which also makes its own Exynos processors. According to the article, the new ‘Google Silicon’ could share some software components with Exynos.
According to the study, during an earnings call in October 2020, Google CEO Sundar Pichai teased deeper investments in hardware and promised a “terrific roadmap ahead” for 2021, which it says hints at new hardware-related announcements planned for this year. According to previous leaks, the Pixel 6 would have a hole-punch display with the cutout in the top-centre of the panel rather than the top-left as on the Pixel 5. According to news, the selfie camera can also capture 4K video.
Google seems to be following Apple’s lead in using custom-designed chips in its iPhone and MacBook lineups with its Whitechapel custom SoC. Qualcomm Snapdragon and MediaTek processors are the most popular processors used in Android phones. Samsung incorporates its custom Exynos processors into some of its mid-range and flagship phones, but in some key markets, especially the United States, it mostly bundles its flagship phones with Snapdragon processors.