Earlier this year, we heard rumors about a new flagship device codenamed McLaren, which was to launch with high-end specifications, and a 3D Touch system. But later, it was reported that the handset had been canceled, which was apparently about to enter the final stages of development. Recently, some images of the purported Lumia McLaren popped up from Chinese shores, comparing the device with the latest iPhone 6.
By the looks of it, it seems like a successor to the cameraphone Lumia 1020, and resembles a little bit to the images we saw a few weeks back. If you take a closer look at the images, it carries the same RM-1052 model number as the previous leak. We don’t know much about the specifications, but the alleged device has a microSD card slot suggesting it will support expandable memory unlike the Lumia 1020. Previous rumors suggested Microsoft McLaren will sport a display of around 5-inch with a 20MP camera.
The images leaked also compares several aspects of the iPhone 6 and McLaren, including the camera and its thickness — it’s quite thicker than the iPhone may be due to the big camera module, and slightly larger. Furthermore, it comes with 4G LTE connectivity on board, and apparently allows users to switch between 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity.
The question which remains is if it’s just a leftover prototype device or if Microsoft has started developing the handset once again. It would be interesting to see what Microsoft has in store for its fans, and if we’ll ever get a chance to see the alleged McLaren device hit retail. In the meantime, you can head over to the source link below to check out a handful of images posted by the folks at CnBeta. We’ll update you if we get to hear anything more about the purported Microsoft McLaren handset.Further reading: iPhone, Mclaren, Microsoft, Windows Phone