Google explicitly mentions the names of upcoming Pixel 6 series smartphones for the first time
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Google may have already confirmed the Pixel 5a, but it has not been forthcoming about its next flagship smartphone or smartphones. Presumed to be the Pixel 6 series, a document accessible from Google's intranet has effectively confirmed that future Pixel smartphones will use the GS101, a codename for an in-house SoC. Apparently, Google and Samsung have collaborated on the GS101, which is also codenamed Whitechapel.
According to recent rumours, Google had chosen Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as the names of its next flagship smartphones. However, Google has now namechecked the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL in a form intended for developers. Naturally, this may have been a typo, with Google intending to write Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, instead.
Curiously, Google has since removed any device examples from its Game Mode Intervention Request for Pixel Devices form, as you can see via the hyperlink. In our opinion, Pixel 6 XL would be the logical name for a new larger Pixel, albeit only because of Google's past naming scheme. Google is expected to reveal the Pixel 6 series in the autumn alongside Android 12, so we are probably only two months away from the Pixel 6 XL and Pixel 6 Pro name debate from being decided, anyway.