Long ago it was leaked that Google It was going to work on its own processor to give life to its new top of the range for 2021 and today we know a little more information about this decision. Apparently, the Whitechapel chipset in these phones appears to be very similar to the Exynos processors built into the latest high-end smartphones from Samsung.
So much so, that the Google Pixel 6 will hit the market with the same Mali GPU that we can currently find in the Samsung Galaxy S21. We are talking about the Mali-G78 GPU, a chip with which the Pixel 6 should offer a more than qualitative leap in graphics performance compared to the Pixel 5.
The company’s new phones should have, as their main feature, the SoC “Whitechapel”, the first processor manufactured by Google, currently known by its code name GS101. This CPU has been designed in partnership with Samsung, so it should come as no surprise that the chipset is very similar to the Exynos processors that power Galaxy phones sold in Europe.
By digging through Google Issue Tracker, an internal Google tool, XDA developers uncovered clues that show that the internal hardware of the Pixel 6 incorporates a GPU Mali-G78, precisely the same graphics processor that we find in the Galaxy S21 datasheet, the latest high-end from the Korean firm.
How important is the GPU for mobile? This chip is in charge. To summarize it in a couple of lines, to process the graphics that appear on the screen of a smartphone, with the aim of making the work less heavy for the CPU. For now it does not know if Google will use a GPU with 14 or 24 cores but of course the jump with respect to the Adreno 620 GPU that powers the Pixel 5, launched at the end of 2020, will be more than evident.
We recently learned that Google It plans to launch two versions of its flagship as it has been doing for years but this time there is a name change. On one side there is a Pixel 6 standard and on the other a Pixel 6 Pro. At the same time, a series of leaks have discovered the new design of smartphones which is characterized by integrating a huge rear camera that will run along the entire upper profile of the rear case. On the front, the brand seems to finally house the fingerprint reader under the screen.
The manufacturer is expected to present these mobiles at the end of October this year.