Some details about Google’s single-chip platform, known as Whitechapel, have surfaced online. It is expected to form the basis of the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Until now, there were no technical details about Whitechapel: it was just reported that Google could use it in the Pixel 6 – and no more specifics. Now one of the insiders writes on Twitter that this SoC is developed using the norms of a 5-nanometer process technology – that is, it is as advanced as the Apple A14 and Snapdragon 888. True, it will not be able to compete with the current flagship SoC Qualcomm Whitechapel – its performance below, at the level of Snapdragon 870. As reported, Google is betting not on overall performance, but on AI and machine learning algorithms – the corresponding blocks should be at the level of Snapdragon 888 and Kirin 9000.
The insider writes that Whitechapel uses GPU Arm Mali – these GPUs are inferior in performance to the top GPU Qualcomm Adreno and, of course, the graphics of the same Apple A14. Perhaps it is because of the GPU that Whitechapel is unable to deliver overall performance on par with the Snapdragon 888.
However, Google still has plenty of time to squeeze the maximum speed out of Whitechapel: the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are expected to premiere no earlier than October. We wrote more about these smartphones last week.