Google’s upcoming flagship phone Pixel 6 may come with Google’s in-house “GSI01” Whitechapel SoC (System on Chip). As per a report, Google’s rumoured Pixel 6, will be among the first to use the “GSI01” Whitechapel chip.
Whitechapel is the codename for the chipset. Although the GS is most likely an abbreviation for Google Silicon.
It was reported by 9to5Google that Google was working with Samsung to create its own SoC. According to a report, Whitechapel can also be used in Pixel phones including Pixel 6 and Chromebooks.
The first phones to be powered by Whitechapel chipsets could be the ‘Raven’ and ‘Oriole.’ Google is working on two Pixel phones under these codenames.
Google’s own chip was first reported in 2020. Whitechapel has the codename “Slider.”The reference of this chip has also been discovered in the Google Camera app. As per reports, Google’s Whitechapel platform will power upcoming Pixel phones.
Google’s own chipset is being designed in collaboration with Samsung’s Semiconductor division. This implies that the Google chips will share certain software components with Samsung’s own Exynos processors.
The report also says the first phone to be built on the new chipsets will be ‘Raven’ and ‘Oriole’.These are codenames for two Pixel phones that are currently under development.
Google seems to be following in the footsteps of Apple, which uses custom-designed chips in its iPhone and MacBooks. Currently, The majority of Android phones on the market are driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon and MediaTek processors. Samsung incorporates its own Exynos processors into some of its phones.
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