Exclusive: Pixel 6 will be powered by new Google-made ‘Whitechapel’ chip
Per that report, Google would be ready to launch devices with Whitechapel chips as soon as 2021. According to documentation viewed by 9to5Google, this fall’s Pixel phones will indeed be powered by Google’s Whitechapel platform.
In the document, Whitechapel is used in connection with the codename “Slider” — a reference we’ve also found in the Google Camera app. From what we can piece together, we believe that Slider is a shared platform for the first Whitechapel SoC. Internally, Google refers to this chip as “GS101,” with “GS” potentially being short for “Google Silicon.”
We can report that Google’s phones for this fall, including the Pixel 6, will be among the first to run on the “GS101” Whitechapel chip.