Google Pixel 6 might come with its own Whitechapel SoC instead of Snapdragon

The new Google Pixel 6 smartphone may not be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, instead of which it is expected to use Google’s own SoC, codenamed Whitechapel.

Folks over XDA Developers have found evidence in the Android Open-Source Project code that the new Google Pixel 6 smartphone will be built on Google’s own platform. References to Whitechapel in conjunction with the Google Pixel can be found in various places in the Android Open-Source Project.

The source adds that Whitechapel is from Google’s SoC, while GS101 presumably stands for Google Silicon. It has previously been speculated that this SoC will be co-produced with Samsung, so Google’s first mobile platform may have some similarities to Samsung’s Exynos.

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This single-chip system is expected to be manufactured in a 5nm manufacturing process. It should include two Cortex-A78 processor cores, two Cortex-A76, and four Cortex-A55 cores, as well as an ARM Mali GPU. In terms of performance, it should be on par with the Snapdragon 7-series SoC.

It has been suggested that by using its own SoCs, Google will be able to offer smartphone owners 4-5 years of Android updates instead of the current 3 years.


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