Google Pixel 6: Google silicon, specs and release date – everything known so far

The Google Pixel 6 could come with its own in-house processor.


The Google Pixel 6 could be powered by Google’s own ‘GS101′ Whitechapel SoC, according to sources. As a result, it will be the first Pixel device to use the new SoC. Google was rumored to be working with Samsung on its own processor, code-named Whitechapel, and a new report indicates that the Pixel 6 would be the first smartphone to get Google’s in-house custom chip.


Google is also expected to have its own SoCs in its Chromebooks, in addition to the Pixel smartphone line.

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The Google Pixel 6 could be powered by Google’s own ‘GS101′ Whitechapel SoC


Google’s custom chipset, code-named “GS101” Whitechapel SoC will power both, Google’s Pixel smartphone and Chromebook, according to 9to5Google.

Whitechapel was previously rumored to be the code-named for the Pixel 6’s work-in-progress chip, but it’s likely that Google would call it something else commercially.


According to the documents seen by 9to5Google, Google will apparently launch devices with Whitechapel chipsets as soon as 2021. Whitechapel is listed in the document in relation to the code-named “Slider”, and the same reference can also be found in the Google Camera app. Google internally refers to this chip as the “GS101”, with “GS” possibly standing for “Google Silicon“.


In addition, other projects linked to “Slider” reveal that the code-name is specifically linked to Samsung, with references to Samsung Exynos.


Whitechapel appears to be in the development at Samsung Semiconductor’s device large-scale integration (SLSI) division. In other words, the Google chips will share certain common factors with Samsung Exynos, including software components.

Three code-names were revealed in the leaked document:”raven”, “oriole”, and “passport”.

The first phones to be developed on the “Slider” platform are “Raven” and “Oriole”, two Pixel code-names that 9to5Google reported last year.

The first two, “raven” and “oriole”, are likely to be Pixel 6 versions, while “passport” may be the Pixel Foldable.

Google seems to be following Apple’s lead in using custom-designed chips in its products with its Whitechapel custom SoC.

The Company will be able to have more control over device and software updates due to this chipset.

Google Pixel specs:

Pixel 6 might come with Google’s Android 12.

According to a report, the Pixel 6 device will have a smaller punch-hole camera. Apart from that, the report suggests that the camera could be positioned to the center. The front camera is expected to enable 4K video recording as well.

A 120Hz high refresh display is also expected to be included in the upcoming Pixel 6. While some rumor suggests that the smartphone would have a fingerprint scanner built into the display, it is unlikely to make it into the Google’s pixel 6 as this technology is still in development stage.

An octa-core ARM CPU with two Cortex-A78, two Cortex-A76, and four Cortex-A55 cores will power the Google chip, as per reports.

Google Pixel release date:

There are currently no details about the Google Pixel 6 release date, but it is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2021.