For quite some time, Google’s next-generation Pixel 6 smartphone has been making headlines. Various features that are expected to be present in Google’s forthcoming smartphone have been detailed in previous reports. So far, none of them has mentioned the chipset that will control the Pixel 5 successor. However, a new report sheds some light on the subject.
We first learned about Google’s intentions to build Whitechapel in 2020. Whitechapel was reported to be a part of the company’s plans to develop its own SoC for Pixel smartphones and Chromebooks, similar to Apple’s chipsets found in iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers, according to rumors at the time. At the time, rumors suggested that Google would collaborate with Samsung on Whitechapel, with the chipset expected to arrive in 2021. As a result, Whitechapel is supposed to be similar to Samsung’s Exynos SoC.
With Whitechapel in the photo, it’s likely that Google’s premium chipsets will no longer use Qualcomm chipsets. However, since Google has yet to announce anything, these facts should be taken with a grain of salt.