• Late last night, two images of a device that looks a lot like a Google Pixel 3 prototype surfaced on the XDA Developers forum.
  • The device has the codename “crosshatch,” which we already know is one of the Pixel 3 terms.
  • While this looks pretty legit, there’s no way to back up the images as genuine, so take it with a grain of salt for now.


Last night, a senior XDA Developers forum member name meraz9000 posted two alleged images of a Google Pixel 3 device. While we have no way to back up the claim, the images appear to be legit.

Although the images should be taken with a grain of salt for now, the device in question does have all the rumored features we are learning about the future entries in the Pixel line, including the codename “crosshatch.” Check out the images for yourself below:

What can we glean from these images? Well, the most obvious thing you can see is the notch at the top of the display, which we have already heard about. From the current rumors, the notch would suggest that this is the Google Pixel 3 XL; however, it’s hard to say for certain. You can also clearly see the dual front-facing speakers (the bottom speaker is almost out of view, but you can still see it in the second image).

There’s also a dual camera setup on the front. Does this mean better face-unlock technology is coming to the Pixel line to better compete with Apple? Seems like it from this pic.

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On the back, we see that the device still only has one camera lens, which suggests Google is bucking the current trend of dual cameras. However, the single-lens cameras of the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are frequently cited as some of the best, so Google might not think a dual setup is necessary.

There’s also a new sensor next to the camera lens, between the lens and the flash. What is it? It looks too small to be a heart rate monitor or something like that.

Finally, there’s a funky logo at the bottom where the usual “G” logo would be. This is likely just an engineering watermark designed to easily differentiate the prototypes.

What do you think? Is this a likely prototype or are we being scammed? If it is likely, do you think Google is moving in a good direction? Let us know in the comments!

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