Google's next flagship Pixel smartphone, Pixel 6, will receive Google's own GS101 processor (codenamed Whitechapel), marking the line's transition to custom SoCs.

Currently, many leading smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, and Huawei, are designing their own SoCs based on ARM IP cores with a goal of optimization with all the benefits that come with it.

Google is developing two smartphones based on the mysterious SoC numbered GS101. Most likely, the company is working on updating last year's flagship Pixel 5 and its cheaper sibling Pixel 4A 5G.

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The XDA-Developers report provides some details regarding the GS101 SoC. Allegedly, 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.

The new information confirmed earlier leaks from a year ago. Then it was reported that Google started to work with Samsung to develop a special high-performance SoC Exynos, which will be produced according to the 5 nm process technology at Samsung's facilities.

Given Google's experience in developing its own processors, it is logical to assume that this mysterious platform, codenamed Whitechapel, will also include a separate security chip like the Titan M. Now we are waiting for tests to assess the performance and compare the results of the Google chip with the competing Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100.

Speaking of Samsung and its line of Exynos mobile processors, Exynos SoC devices with Radeon GPUs are expected to launch this summer. They are rumored to be the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone tablet first.