The Whitechapel chipset, designed by Google specifically for Pixel smartphone models, will come off Samsung’s 5nm production line.
Google’s Whitechapel is privileged as the advertising giant’s first attempt at a custom silicon. According to the information obtained, it will most likely be found in Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Although the new processor is expected to be produced in an advanced process, it does not seem to have the same performance as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888.
In a podcast hosted by Myriam Joire, tipster Max Weinbach explained how the Whitechapel chip will perform in the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Accordingly, although the new processor is made with Samsung’s 5nm technology, it will lag behind the Snapdragon 888 in terms of performance. A more precise statement says that the new processor will be somewhere between Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 865 in terms of performance.
This emerging information may have been disappointing. Because, looking at the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s leaked designs, we could see that it was quite different from Google’s previous flagship launches. Therefore, the expectations were that the processor performance was at the same level as the Snapdragon 888, while the flagship phones were changed to this degree. According to this information, this does not seem possible, but it is worth noting that Google’s priority may be in another direction.
According to the podcast, the Whitechapel chip will have a special AI unit and Image Signal Processor. The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used not only to improve the camera, but also to raise the performance bar for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. In addition, the new processor will learn and adapt to users’ habits over time. For example, apps that a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro owner uses a lot will open faster than other apps and run smoother than apps that aren’t used much.