According to 9to5Google and XDA-Developers, Google’s next flagship smartphone on the Pixel line (presumably Pixel 6) will receive Google’s own GS101 processor (codenamed Whitechapel), marking the line’s transition. to custom SoCs.
Today, many leading smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, are designing their own ARM IP core-based SoCs with a single goal of optimization with all the benefits it entails.
According to 9to5Google, Google is developing two smartphones based on the mysterious GS101 numbered SoC; the company is likely to be working on upgrading Pixel 5, last year’s flagship and its cheaper sibling Pixel 4A 5G. The XDA-Developers report provides some details on the GS101 SoC; presumably, Google chose a design with a three-cluster CPU and a specialized TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) to speed up the execution of artificial intelligence and machine learning tasks. By the way, the same high-end SoC so far Snapdragon 888 uses a three-cluster CPU with a super Cortex-X1 core and 5 nm Samsung 5LPE process technology.
Overall, the new information confirms previous leaks a year ago; then it was reported that Google ordered Samsung to develop a special high-performance Exynos SoC, which will be produced according to 5 nm process technology at Samsung’s facilities.
Given Google’s experience in developing its own processors, it is logical to assume that the configuration of this mysterious platform, codenamed Whitechapel, will also include an independent security chip like the Titan M. We are now in the awaits testing to evaluate performance and compare Google chip results with competitors Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100. Speaking of Samsung and its line of Exynos mobile processors, Exynos-based SoC-based devices are expected with Radeon GPUs will be launched this summer, rumored to be the first Galaxy Z Fold 3 tablet smartphone to be folded.
Exynos results with Radeon GPU in GFXBench: in these tests the Samsung SoC is up to twice as fast as the Apple A14 Bionic
The presentation of Pixel 6 is traditionally expected in the fall.