Possible details about Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 “Pro” keep popping up on the internet. The latest rumor indicates that the new smartphones may have the same graphics processor as the global version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
According to the information, the device must use the GS101 Whitechapel chipset developed by Google accompanied by ARM’s Mali-G78 GPU. Samsung will be the company contracted for manufacturing both.
Google Issue Tracker indicates the presence of the GPU on the “P21” device.
Other evidence about the graphics chip was found on the Google Issue Tracker. The support section highlights the Mali-G78’s appearance on a device named “P21”, but the core count and clock speed were not disclosed yet.
According to leaker Yogesh, the GPU “has a good performance under pressure”. However, initial comparative tests showed completely different results.
It’s worth mentioning that rumors indicate that the Pixel 6 will have a 6-inch Full HD screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the Pro or XL variant will have a 6.4-inch Quad HD display to compete with other Android phones.
Chipset less powerful than Snapdragon 888
Leaker Yogesh also revealed possible information about Google’s GS101 Whitechapel chip. In terms of power, the Pixel 6’s processor shouldn’t be equivalent to the mighty Snapdragon 888.
Built at 5 nm, the chip will be on the same level as the Snapdragon 870. Currently, Qualcomm’s model powers smartphones considered high-end like the Motorola Moto G100 and the gamer Xiaomi Black Shark 4. So far, Google hasn’t officially revealed the Pixel 6 release date. However, the devices are expected to hit the market between October and November this year.