Google Pixel 6 may have same GPU as Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Possible details about Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 “Pro” keep popping up on the internet. The latest rumor indicates that 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. Apparently, Samsung will be the company responsible for producing both.

Google Issue Tracker indicates the presence of the GPU on the “P21” device.
Google Issue Tracker indicates the presence of the GPU on the “P21” device.Source: XDA Developers/Reproduction

Other evidence about the graphics chip was found on the Google Issue Tracker. The support site highlights the Mali-G78’s presence on a device named “P21”, but the core count and clock speed were not revealed.

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.

Pixel 6 should have a fresh design.
Pixel 6 should have a fresh design.Source: OnLeaks/Reproduction

Chipset less powerful than the 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 with 5 nm, the chip will be on the same level as the Snapdragon 870. Currently, Qualcomm’s model powers smartphones considered high-end such as 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.

Image: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

see technical sheet

  • General
  • Camera
  • Chipset: Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
  • Operational system: Android 11 (One UI 3.1)
  • Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh
  • Screen Size: 6.8 inches
  • RAM memory: 12GB ou 16GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB, 256GB ou 512GB
  • Back camera: 108 MP (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.33″, 0.8µm) + 10 MP (f/4.9, 240mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22µm) + 10 MP (f/2.4, 70mm, 1/3.24″, 1.22µm) + 12 MP (f/2.2, 13mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm)
  • Frontal camera: 40 MP (f/2.2, 26mm, 1/2.8″, 0.7µm)
  • Video: 8K @ 24fps, 4K @ 30 / 60fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 240fps, 720p @ 960fps, HDR10 +
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