Google’s upcoming lineup of Pixel smartphones will not be powered by Qualcomm’s popular family of Snapdragon processors. This is according to an exclusive report shared by 9 to 5 Google, which revealed that this year’s model, the Pixel 6, will leverage an in-house processor code named “Whitechapel.” Specifications of this chip are unknown, but it is believed to have been co-developed with Samsung.
First rumored in early 2020, Whitechapel is an effort on Google’s part to create their own systems on a chip (SoCs) to be used in Pixel phones and Chromebooks alike, similar in to how Apple uses their own chips in the iPhone and Mac. Google was said to be co-developing Whitechapel with Samsung, whose Exynos chips rival Snapdragon processors in the Android space.
Source: 9 to 5 Google