The Google Pixel 6 could have something in common with the Samsung Galaxy S21

Pixel 6 Pro Renders
Pixel 6 Pro Renders (Image credit: OnLeaks / Digit.in)

What you need to know

  • More details about the Pixel 6 chipset have been revealed.
  • The chip will reportedly fall below the Snapdragon 888 in terms of power and feature a Mali-G78 GPU.
  • Details about the Pixel 6 displays have also emerged.

More details about the alleged Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 "Pro" have emerged, providing a better idea about the chipset and possibly the displays of the devices.

Google's GS101 Whitechapel chipset that is rumored to power the device will reportedly not match the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in terms of power. According to leakers Max Weinbach and Yogesh, it will be built on a 5nm process, and its power will be closer to that of the Snapdragon 870.

Google will apparently lean on machine learning and AI power its upcoming flagship smartphones, which has been largely expected of the rumored Google Silicon.

It's also been rumored that Samsung is building the chip. So far, everything points to the Pixel 6 chipset featuring a Mali-G78 GPU, the same GPU found in devices like the Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Another leaker found "evidence" (via XDA Developers) of the GPU on the Google Issue Tracker, which points to a "P21" device and the Mali-G78 GPU, although the core count and clock speed are unknown.

Google Pixel 6 Mali G78 Gpu

Source: XDA-Developers (Image credit: Source: XDA-Developers)

Yogesh has stated that the GPU "performs well under pressure," although early comparisons may dispute that claim.

As far as the display goes, the Pixel 6 has been said to feature a 6-inch display, with Weinbach stating earlier this week that it will be a FHD 120Hz panel. He also says that the 6.4-inch display on the Pixel 6 "XL" will be a QHD 120Hz panel to match some of the best Android phones on the market. The larger Pixel will also reportedly come with a 5,000mAh battery.

A release date for the devices is still unclear, but Weinbach expects the new Pixel 6 smartphones to launch around October or November, depending on the effects of the current chip shortage. They are expected to launch alongside the rumored Google Pixel Watch.

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9 Comments
  • I would imagine the pixel 6 will have lots of things in common with the S21... And every other modem phone. It'll probably have one or two things in common with a cheese grater, too.
  • White Chapel, equal to the 870processer will be fine & dandy with Google's software. Looks like the 6pro for my barn?
  • .."the Pixel 6 "XL" will be a QHD 120Hz panel to match some of the best Android phones on the market". This was the last piece of information that I needed to know. The Pixel 6 Pro is definitely now in full contention to become my next upgrade.
  • It does sound like it's shaping up to be an actual flagship
  • Need SD card slot with my main driver, so might as well keep my Note 20 Ultra and Pixel 4a 5g.
    Very very happy.
  • I'm fine with the Pixel 6 series xhipsets not being on par with the Snapdragon 888 and I'd be equally as fine with it being a mid range chip if it was the case but it seems that the GS01 will have more in common with the Exynos 2100 which isn't a bad chip by the way and with Google's software it'll be very well optimised.
  • True, even though Google may not be the best at hardware, the company is smart to use software and AI to make up for it. It's already proved to be a good strategy with Pixel cameras
  • My first thought was this phone looks like the old Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE phone.
  • Well... I see a lot of great things about Pixel 6, but... 1st: I don't believe the 5000mAh battery and even the 120Hz display. I don't think it's true if we're talking about a Google phone. 2nd: I cannot believe we won't have any 256/512GB options this year, it's time for a bigger ROM space for storage. It doesn't maka any sense if you allow to record at 4K/60fps to limit the local storage to 128GB with no expansion...