Mystery logo on back of Pixel 3 XL prototype belongs to Google

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Mystery logo on back of Pixel 3 XL prototype belongs to Google
Some of you might have noticed a mystery logo on the back of the Google Pixel 3 XL prototype we showed you earlier today. On the released Pixel and Pixel 2 models, that spot is where you will find Google's iconic "G" logo. But far from indicating that the prototype is a fake, it actually proves that the device did indeed come from Google. Whether the final design looks the same, that is another matter.

As it turns out, that strange logo (which resembles a stylized "E" looking in a mirror) actually belongs to Google! As proof, we can look at a photo from Google's internal blog called The Keyword. Accompanying a story published earlier this year about Google's design team, is a photo showing early versions and prototypes of certain Google devices. In the corner appears a Google Pixel 2 prototype in a color that appears similar to the popular "Kinda Blue." And if you look at the back of the prototype, you'll see a logo quite similar to one on the Pixel 3 XL prototype. The only difference is the lack of a gap on the bottom of the logo found on the unfinished Pixel 2.

This should be enough proof to believe that the Pixel 3 XL seen in the photos we've passed along to you the last couple of days, is legitimate. And besides the logo, the screen clearly mentions "crosshatch," which is one of three fish-related codenames that the new Pixel models have been given. As we pointed out yesterday, if the Pixel 3 XL is crosshatch, and the mid-range unit coming early next year is "bonito," the Pixel 3 is "blueline."

Image from Google's internal blog (L) shows a Pixel 2 prototype with the same logo as the one found on the back of a Pixel 3 XL prototype

source: Google via 9to5Google

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