Sources say that the new Google Pixel 6 smartphone will not be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, instead of which it is expected to use Google’s own SoC, codenamed Whitechapel.
Our colleagues at XDA Developers have found evidence in the code of the Android open source project that the new Google Pixel 6 smartphone will be built on Google’s own platform. References to Whitechapel along with 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 had 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.
This single chip system is expected to be manufactured using a 5nm fabrication process. It should include two Cortex-A78 processor cores, two Cortex-A76 cores, 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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