According to a report from 9to5Google, Google Pixel 6 will be one of the first devices to have Google’s “GS101” Whitechapel Chipset. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google has said something about “some deeper investments in hardware” and terrific roadmap” in 2021 and this announcement further confirms that. Whitechapel is like Google’s effort to manufacture their own SoCs. They can further use this in Pixel phones and Chromebooks. This will lead to Google compete better with Apple and Samsung. It is being said that Whitechapel is being co-developed with Samsung by Google.
Further according to the report, the devices with the Whitechapel chipset will be launched in 2021. In the document, the codename “Slider” is being used to refer to Whitechapel, and this same reference was found in the Google camera app too. The chip is called “GS101” internally. GS possibly stands for “Google Silicon.” Looking for other projects related to “Slider”, it was found that this codename is directly connected to Samsung including Samsung Exynos.
Whitechapel is probably being made by Samsung Semiconductor’s system large-scale integration (SLSI) division. This means that Google chipsets will have similarities with Samsung Exynos, including software components. “Raven” and “Oriole” are the first phones to be built on the “Slider” platform. These two codenames were revealed in a leak last year. The phones might be from the Pixel 6 series.
Apart from this, Google Pixel 6 will be having a center punch-hole camera. That’s all that is known for now.