Microsoft is known to have been planning a follow up to the Lumia 1020 for a while now, one going by the codename McLaren, according to a few past leaks. Today we have come across a prototype of that device, that confirms the relation to the Lumia 1020, through some design traits in common.
The Microsoft Lumia McLaren prototype has been reported to be cancelled before, but somehow a model got out. The prototype shown here is on sale in China, scored from a Nokia Lab. The design resembles the Lumia 1020 and we get a huge camera bump at the back, plus a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU inside, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. The display size is somewhere between 5 and 6 inches and the resolution is Full HD.
Apparently some type of 3D touch technology has been baked within the smartphone, allowing the users to answer calls by holding the phone to their ear, or hang up by placing the phone in the pocket. Handsets with the 3D Touch tech will also come with MixView, that allows the users to hover over a Live Tile and tap down in the air without having to touch the screen.
At MWC next year, Microsoft is expected to unveil new devices, maybe even a new flagship, but we don’t know more than that so far. So, does this canceled prototype have what it takes for you? Or did it deserve to get canned?