Microsoft in recent weeks has be rumored to be coming out with a brand new smartphone for the late holiday season or possibly the beginning of 2015. The codename of this phone has been labeled “Mclaren” internally, but on Tuesday, pictures and details on this new phone were leaked for review.
The “Mclaren” as its being labeled internally by Microsoft is supposed to be the successor to the Lumia 1020, which was a tremendous success for the Lumia line. But, the newest Lumia 1020 phone has taken its time to reach the market, and the “Mclaren” as its being shown, makes for a sexy phone on its own.
What makes the new Windows Phone sexy is that the phone was supposed to come out with a much larger camera, and have 3D touch interfaces on it. The older Lumia 1020 was known for its camera, and won numerous awards for its great camera shots, and was featured in several television commercials as well.
The Mclaren prototype that was featured on a Chinese auction site, features the new McLaren phone, but with a 1080p screen, and that should be a huge sign of applause since the previous Lumia 1020 only had a 720p panel. A sharper screen mixed with an LED flash and a better camera could make this the flagship phone to own from Microsoft.
McLaren Versus Lumia 1020
Microsoft so far hasn’t commented on this as of yet, and usually doesn’t due to rumored photos. The phone though is generally sourced and built in China, so it could make sense that this was a current or previous version prototype from Microsoft. The Lumia 1020 was also made there, so it could be the fame factory as well.
If these pictures and details are correct, this means a great phone is ahead for users. This bigger screen and updated camera means that users will get a Windows Phone that can compete against the iPhone and others. The Lumia 1020 was a success, but not one that got huge sales numbers, but the McLaren could be the one to beat, if the rumors are true.
These McLaren phone pictures are nice. We hope these are Microsoft’s next phone reveal photos, but we won’t know until its announced.