Rumor: Google is developing its own soc that will come in 2021 Pixel phones

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According to rumors, Google is working on its own soc that it would make in collaboration with Samsung. The processor would be codenamed Whitechapel, should appear in Pixel devices and Chromebooks, and contain special hardware for the Google Assistant.

Axios does not reveal his source for the rumor in the story. According to the site, the Whitechapel soc is produced on Samsung’s 5nm process. The very first samples of the chip would now be in the hands of Google, but they would not end up in Pixel phones that come out this year. The Pixels of 2021 would be the first products with the chips and Chromebooks would be the turn of 2022.

According to previous rumors, which PhoneArena writes about, it concerns an octacore with two Cortex-A78 cores, two Cortex-A76 cores and a cluster of four Cortex-A55 cores. On the graphics side, things are handled by a still unannounced Mali MP20 GPU.

Furthermore, Whitechapel would have specialized hardware on board to make the Google Assistant perform better. Still other parts are dedicated to strengthening Google’s machine learning technology, but more details are not given.

Until now, the Pixel phones have always run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon socs. It is usual for the internet giant to unveil new Pixel products during its I/O developer fair, but it will not take place this year due to the corona virus. According to the latest rumors, Google wants to release the Pixel 4a, with Snapdragon 730, in the near term.

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