According to reports, Google’s Pixel 6 and other future Pixel devices will be equipped with the GS101 chip, which is the company’s custom system on chip (SoC). If true, it may change the status quo and further threaten Qualcomm’s dominance in the mobile market. We think this is an exciting prospect, but we want to know: Are you looking forward to Google’s customized chip for the Pixel 6?
Using a custom SoC may be cheaper than buying chips from Qualcomm or Samsung, which may result in lower prices for 2021 Pixels. Having more tightly integrated software and hardware can improve the speed, performance and battery life of Google Pixel devices. Most importantly, this may also mean longer software support time, because Google (rather than other chip vendors) can control the update of the driver. Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Mac products are a good example of what can be achieved with tighter integration of software and hardware.
The introduction of a custom SoC also allows Google to integrate its Titan M security chip and Visual Core, which can provide more advanced camera functions. Google’s Pixel series products have always relied on the powerful features of its cameras, and the more powerful experience potential will certainly attract more attention from Google’s most popular competitors.
The launch of GS1
At this point, more and more evidence shows that this will depend on when Google launches its own custom SoC. What do you want to see when this happens? For those who have never owned a Pixel device, will the Pixel 6 with GS101 chip make you consider Google’s next smartphone? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below.