It seems that Google is looking to have its own home-designed SoCs, and if this information from 9to5Google and XDA Developers is true, then the Google Pixel 6 series will be the first to proudly carry Google chips. According to the information, Google is working on two terminals that will have the GS101 chip, codenamed “Whitechapel.” It is presumed that these terminals will be the successors of the Google Pixel 5.
First mentioned in early 2020, Whitechapel it is an effort by Google to create its own systems on a chip (SoC); which it will implement in Pixel phones and Chromebooks alike, much in the style of how Apple does things. The information indicates that Google’s Whitechapel G101 chip will be composed of three CPU clusters with a dedicated TPU for applications involving machine learning.
In this regard, the idea of a custom TPU or security chip is not new. The company has previously made server TPUs and the neural core of the Pixel 4, along with the discrete Titan M chip in its current phones. But the GS101 would presumably allow the company to integrate those features on a deeper level.
What do we know about Google’s GS101 Whitechapel?
If we go to the technical details, from XDA Developers indicate that the performance of the GS101 would be on par with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700 series. It would be a chip based on ARM and with a 5nm technological process; counting with two Cortex-A78 CPU cores, two Cortex-A76 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. There would also be a Mali GPU in the set, but no mention of the model is made.
Google’s goal in creating its own chip is to offer what Apple is so good at, and by that we mean its strong Hardware and Software integration, where the impressive performance of Apple Bionic chips plays a crucial role in its business. .
A Google-designed GS101 chip brings tantalizing promise: Provide Apple-like performance and optimization levelas well as improved battery life for Android (specifically for its Pixel line) and a similar level of control over hardware, software, and processor design. This is not to mention ceasing to depend on Qualcomm and the possible development of its Hardware ecosystem.
Finally, Raven and Oriole are the code names of the first Google smartphones to make use of these chips, which are presumed to be one corresponds to the Pixel 6.
Via | 9to5Google / XDA Developers