The Pixel 6 will come with Google's own ‘GS101' Whitechapel chipset, according to a new report. This would make it the first phone to run on the latest SoC. Apart from the Pixel smartphone range, Google is expected to include its own SoCs in its Chromebooks range as well.
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9to5Google reports that the Pixel 6 – and presumably the Pixel 6 XL as well – will run the GS101 Whitechapel chip. Whitechapel is the codename for Google's in-house production of its own system-on-a-chip (SoC). We also know that the Whitechapel SoCs are being co-developed by Samsung, which has SoC experience making its own Exynos chips. After the Pixel 5 sacrificed performance speed for price with the mid-range Snapdragon 765G, we can only hope that the GS101 Whitechapel SoC will give the Pixel 6 a more flagship-like performance boost.
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However, using in-house chips doesn't guarantee better speeds. Samsung's Exynos SoCs are primarily used in mid-range phones like the underpowered Galaxy A51, and flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S21 sold outside the US - and they are a bit slower than the Snapdragon processors. We don't have any information as of yet on what kind of benchmarks that Google's GS101 will hit.