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

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

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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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 128 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh

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11 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2445; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The ugliest flagship of all time. Up there with the GS5 and the LG G5

6. S4NDY

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

yep ugliest right after iPhone 6 to X

7. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

You just be kidding. Google cannot even get the notch right. Only Apple could achieve this so far (no chin and properly sized notch)

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6594; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wtf is that crap that Only Apple could achieve the notch right. Give us all a break here. Such garbage, as if Apple got it right. If Apple got it right, then there would be no need to FORCE it's developers to support the iPhone X notch. Why does Apple have to FORCE it's developers to support the iPhone X notch, because there isn't enough screen space on either side of the iPhone X notch. So please stop spreading those lies around that only Apple got it right, because that is so blatantly not true. Which means you are either a liar, or you love Apple so much you bash others to pump up Apple.

9. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

And not only that... The iPhone X does have a chin and an all around bezel. They couldn't even get a better screen-to-body ratio than a S8, lmao.

10. buccob

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

are you seriously praising the notch? properly sized? like properly not allowing the user to see the battery percentage? you are a blind idiot.... every phone with a notch is stupid in my opinion.... some less than others... I also dislike curved displays from Samsung... an extremely unnecessary gimmick

2. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Might be battrey logo?.

3. cozze02

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

What?

4. Doakie

Posts: 2447; Member since: May 06, 2009

Looks like an up and down arrow?

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2670; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Looks like Hino Truck logo that's been turned 180 Degrees. What a shame!

11. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Ugly for human eyes. So it's ugly I guess

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