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Pixel 6 will reportedly sport a Google-made chip

Google has been developing its own processor alongside Samsung, according to a report.

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Marking a step away from Qualcomm, Google could be using its own chips in future Pixel phones.

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Google's upcoming flagship phone, the Pixel 6, will be powered by a Google-made chip, says a Friday report by 9to5Google. The processor, code-named Whitechapel, was first rumored a year ago to be powering the Pixel phones and Chromebooks of the future. 

Pixels sporting the GS101 Whitechapel chip could be launching in the fall, 9to5Google reported, citing internal documents.

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Google is reportedly developing Whitechapel chips alongside Samsung , with the processors potentially sharing some specs and software with Samsung's Exynos chips. According to the report, Google phones that'll use the Whitechapel platform include the "Raven" and "Oriole" Pixels -- which could be the Pixel 6 and Pixel 5a

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Google declined to comment. Pixel phones are currently powered by Qualcomm processors.