Google’s “custom” Tensor SoC might be just an unreleased Exynos

Ever since Google officially announced that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro coming this fall will be powered by a custom-designed chipset, speculation has been rampant about the fact that Samsung’s fabs would be manufacturing it.

That’s not huge news in itself, but today’s rumor just might be, if it pans out. It seems like Tensor may just be a renaming/rebranding of an unreleased Exynos SoC that Samsung has been working on for more than a year, the Exynos 9855, which also goes by another codename: Whitechapel. That is the same codename as the one Google uses internally for Tensor.