Pixel 6 may run on Google’s own ‘GS101′ Whitechapel SoC, according to a report. This would make it the first handset to operate on the new SoC. Google was rumoured to be establishing its own processor, codenamed Whitechapel, with the help of Samsung, and a brand new report now suggests that the next-generation Pixel 6 will be the first device in Google’s portfolio to get the in-house chip. Apart from the Pixel smartphone variety, Google is expected to consist of its own SoCs in its Chromebooks range as well.
Whitechapel was earlier rumored to be the codename from the work-in-progress chip expected to strength the Pixel 6, but Google may commercially call it something completely different.
Google’s internal documents mentioned in the 9to5Google report claim that the company is calling the chip ‘GS101′, where GS is speculated to be brief for ‘Google Silicon’. Search engines is said to be co-developing the Whitechapel SoC with Samsung , a business that also makes its very own Exynos processors. The report says the new ‘Google Silicon’ may have some commonalities with Exynos, including software parts.
As per the particular report, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had teased deeper investments in hardware plus promised a ‘terrific plan ahead’ for 2021 during an earnings call in Oct 2020, which it claims hints at new hardware-related announcements lined up for this year. Past leaks suggest that the -pixel 6 may have a hole-punch display with the cutout within the top-centre of the display instead of the top-left on Pixel five. The selfie camera is certainly reported to support 4K video recording as well.
With its Whitechapel custom SoC, Google seems to be taking the exact same road as Apple that uses its custom-designed chips in its iPhone as well as MacBook lineups. Android phones on the market are powered mostly by Qualcomm Snapdragon and MediaTek processors. Samsung integrates the custom Exynos processors straight into some of its mid-range plus flagship phones, but mostly bundles its flagship mobile phones with Snapdragon processors in some key markets, especially the united states.