Pixel fans, you here? All your patience and truly outstanding devotion to Google are gonna be rewarded this year. This October, Pixel 6 will be worth investing in, especially since this is gonna be the first phone from Google with their custom system on chip. Also, there are some hot upgrades coming up your way!
Since it’s always better to have complete control over your hardware and software and make those run as one, in sync, Google is gonna ditch Snapdragon for their own chip. The new processor coming to Pixel 6 and Pixel 5a will be ARM-based but will have a unique build that will make Pixels fly!
We know the GS101 Whitechapel SoC will come with a three-cluster setup, a TPU for machine learning, and a security chip. Google has already worked on TPUs for servers and the new security chip will probably be influenced by Google’s Titan M.
What’s interesting is that the one manufacturing the chip is none other than Samsung! And the giant will be doing it using its 5nm, which is the same one Samsung used on the super hyped GN2.
Samsung is also one of a couple of Android phone makers doing their own chips right now (the Exynos they use in Europe and Asia.) The other one is Huawei. With these two, Google would finally ride the wave instead of being too late to the party.
Plus, by breaking up with Qualcomm, Google might inspire others to do the same and create more differentiation on this market.
If they don’t rush it (after all Apple spent years refining their chips), Google might come on top of this and not do the walk of shame to Qualcomm the next day.
Google Pixel 6 might also come with significant upgrades camera-wise. While Pixels are considered to have the best camera software on the market… phone cameras have evolved A LOT! Hardware-wise, Pixel 6 should really up the game! Fitting a triple setup could be the way to go, for starters. After all, giving Pixel fans a main rear camera, an ultra-wide and a tele should be more than possible.
Upgrading the main sensor could also happen, by the way, as well as going 4K video recording with the front camera.
Watch the video above to find out all the Pixel 6 upgrades you should expect!