Google Pixel 3 XL prototype appears in more pictures

Yesterday, we showed you pictures of a Google Pixel 3 XL prototype that even displayed the "crosshatch" codename right on the screen. That tells us that "blueline" will be the fishy codename for the Pixel 3, and "bonito" will be used for the mid-range Pixel expected in the first half of 2019. Now, the same Pixel 3 XL prototype device has reappeared in some new pictures taken of the handset.

The photos were taken by an XDA member who was able to get his hands on the device. After toting the prototype around, he says that the back is made of glass, which means it might support wireless charging. A Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform drives this particular unit, which carries 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. And yes, there is a notch at the top of the screen.

The images show that Google will apparently be sticking with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a single camera for the Pixel 3 XL. There are some small cosmetic changes. For example, the SIM card tray has been moved from the left side of the phone to the bottom, next to the Type-C port. The volume and the power buttons remain on the right side of the phone.

We expect the third-generation models to be unveiled in October. That is only four months away.

The latest batch of photos showing the Pixel 3 XL prototype can be found by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: XDA

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh



1. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Is that a glass back?

7. white_Shadoww

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 15, 2018

I'm really confused about the back. What's the black material and what's the grey material? Is grey glass or metal?

8. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I hope it comes with wireless charging!

29. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

And why is Apple apparently the only company that can make a phone with a display Stretching all the way to the bottom (aka without a chin)??

30. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

They took a patent for the method used, so no other company is allowed to do it like that, as Apple will sue them for it and get a lot of money out of it.

17. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Maybe the same type of finish as the matte Oneplus 6?

15. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Aluminium with a glass panel for radio signals.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Should've least trimmed his/her nails.

10. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

So the nail is this important in the article? Wow! Didn't know that!

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Since google copied the navigation buttons on android p and now the notch from apple. Why don't they do something about the boring stock android look and feel. It's been the same for a few years now. The icons are boring and so are the app drawers and animations

6. nikhil23

Posts: 469; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

1) get a samsung phone 2) Download themes, apply, customize 3) $ profit

12. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Download another launcher like Nova.

19. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That's already borrowed from iOS. The only thing missing is the dinosaur-like screen full of icons.

5. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Another day, another iPhone X copycat.

28. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea the glass back, facial recognition, no home button they even will copy the screen burn in! Lol Apple doesn't own the notch, as ugly as it is.

9. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Wooooww! I never see this design


Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

How can they price this the same as Apple with such a poor design.

14. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Because both phones are poorly designed?

20. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

You mean your carp pixel poorly designed.

21. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Maybe you have reading comprehension problems. I'm saying both phones are poorly designed.

23. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Ok got your point.

13. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I want to see some pictures of the regular Pixel 3.

16. Whitedot

Posts: 831; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Imagine it comes with no physical but haptic feedback buttons. That would be killer phone. Sarcasm.

18. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Front looks like nexus 6P and back still pixel 2 xl whole desgin still ugly.

22. Grim47

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 08, 2018

I was living my pixel 2.. Now after watching this design I've lost my hope in future pixels

24. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

is that a headhone jack?


Posts: 442; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Was hoping for dual rear camera's. Guess there won't be much of a camera upgrade for this year's pixel.

26. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I'm not a fan of the front, because of the notch, which is an ugly design compromise, regardless of what smartphone it is in, but i really do dig the back of the Pixels. I like the unique combination of materials they have going, it makes it stand out.

27. gamehead unregistered

Hideous design

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