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Pixel 6 Might Power On New Google-made ‘Whitechapel’ Chip

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By Susshmita Choubey - 
3rd Apr 2021
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Google’s upcoming phones including the Pixel 6, will be among the first devices to run on the “GS101” Whitechapel chip. Moreover, it will the first handset to run on the new SoC. Google rumored to be developing its own processor with the help of Samsung – under the codename Whitechapel. However, a new report now suggests that it will be the first device to get the in-house chip.

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Furthermore, Google can include its own SoCs in its Chromebooks range as well apart from Pixel 6. 9to5Google claims that an internal document suggests that it will be the first Google handset to be powered by the company’s custom “GS101” Whitechapel SoC. However, we can expect the company can commercially call it something completely different.

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Internally, Google refers to this chip as “GS101,” with “GS” potentially being short for “Google Silicon”. Apart from Pixel 6, Google is apparently co-developing the Whitechapel SoC with Samsung, a company that also makes its own Exynos processors. The report says the new ‘Google Silicon’ may have some commonalities with Exynos, including software components.

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Furthermore, according to 9to5Google, Whitechapel is in connection with the codename “Slider”. The reference of the slider is even in the Google Camera app.  The Slider can be a shared platform for Whitechapel SoC. Moreover, some reports also indicate that the Google chips will have some similarities with Samsung’s Exynos SoCs. Past leaks suggest that the Pixel 6 may have a hole-punch display with the cutout in the top-center of the display instead of the top-left on Pixel 5. The selfie camera can also support 4K video recording as well.



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