High-end Nokia / Microsoft "McLaren" Windows Phone handset may debut this year, other details on new Lumia hardware leaked

With Microsoft now owning Nokia’s Devices and Services unit, it’s interesting to see what the future holds for the Lumia line of Windows Phone products. We heard that an entry-level Lumia 530 would be released soon (via T-Mobile and Cricket), but what about some new higher-end hardware? Well, @evleaks has a few things to share on this matter.

According to the leakster, the next Windows Phone 8.1 flagship handset from Nokia / Microsoft is codenamed McLaren, and should be available in time for the holidays this year. It’s said that Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will all sell the McLaren. Unfortunately, there aren’t any details on what features the smartphone’s going to offer, but its codename suggests that it’ll be one fast device.

Before the McLaren, however, AT&T should launch a Lumia codenamed Tesla, while Verizon is supposed to release a handset codenamed Superman. Both are expected to be mid-range devices that will debut in early Q3 (thus, possibly in July). As reported back in April, the Nokia Superman may feature a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 4.7-inch display of unknown resolution. 

Earlier this year, when we first heard about the Nokia Tesla and Superman, other codenames were revealed, including the Ara, Leo, Moonraker, Onyx, Peridot, and Vantage. Sadly, these remain shrouded in mystery for now.

Moving on, in the spring of 2015, Microsoft may release two devices codenamed Makepeace and Dempsey, with AT&T being one of the carriers to offer them. @evleaks says that, later next year, we might see a Lumia phablet codenamed Cityman, plus a new flagship smartphone currently dubbed Talkman. There are no specific details about these products at the moment, but they could be available in late summer / early fall of 2015. We're thinking that the Cytiman phablet may be a successor to the 6-inch Lumia 1520 (pictured on the right), although, of course, we could be wrong. 

Plans regarding the devices mentioned above may change - thus, some of them may not be released at all. Anyhow, it looks like Microsoft is hard at work to expand its Windows Phone 8.1 device portfolio (not that we expected otherwise). 

P.S.: in case you didn't recognize it, the smartphone seen at the beginning of the article is the Lumia 1020.

source: @evleaks



1. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Awesome! Tried Windows Phone after 3 years of a rooted Galaxy Note running all sorts of custom roms. Flashing and trying roms was fun and the app selection is great, but I'm very pleased with my 1520 running 8.1 developer preview. Good to see Microsoft stepping up its game with flagship devices.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I was cautiously encouraged with the statement that the same phone (McLaren) will be released on three U.S. carriers at the same time. But then mention is made of Tesla and Superman being on separate carriers. MS, if you want to grow your WP installed base, carrier exclusives are NOT the way to do it.

18. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

I quote "carrier exclusives are NOT the way to do it"

41. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..fully agree!!

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I don't know but I'm getting 930 orange.... After one year I will get 1820(goldfinger) or this McLaren.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And I'm also confused......there are a lot of device leaked...lol

27. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

i ordered 930 white from expansys .

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

U must be kidding me....

2. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Really? 2015, Really? That's lightyears away in this digital age. This is one of the reasons i'm switching from WP back to android for a spell. I'm all for flagships, new tech and the latest and greatest. New WP devices have been released on ATT and Verizon, but nothing for T-Mobile. As soon as the LG G3 is released i'm grabbing it. Then, maybe back to WP one day. Thanks JUMP

4. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Exactly! I'm tired of waiting for a high end Windows Phone. The Lumia Icon and Lumia 930 seems to be the only real choices (1520 too big) and neither will be available in Canada. LG G3 will be my first Android!

7. alex88ucv

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

Well I am done with Android.. Hello WP.. I will take a Lumia 930 or the new device from Microsoft.. I am lucky I guess.. I always buy new devices at the end of the year.. Never in the spring or summer

19. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Congrats on the switch. I'm not married to any OS. I have tried them all and currently prefer WP with Android being my 2nd choice. I probably will come back to WP in 6 months.

13. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

hmmm...did u read the article ??....2014 is a busy year for WP, T-mobile is included in the action

17. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Yes I read the article, that's why I decided to comment. My point is the ICON, 1520, 1020, 930 didn't come to T-Mo. The pipeline is soft like a wet paper bag. I got the JUMP program so I could change phones every 6 months. Obviously, that's not possible with WP on T-Mo since the last phone they released was the phone I have almost a year ago.

33. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

THIS! I am with you 1000% I am stuck between the Nexus 5 and Lumia 925... the last flagship for T-Mobile. I try to give both phones action, but I seem to have out grown them BOTH. I give the nod to WP a bit over Android, and I will wait for more of this WP news to spill as well as the LG G3. I swear I read all your comments, and just wanted to copy paste each one for emphasis. You and I are on very similar boats.

38. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

They do have a T-mobile compatible lumia 1520 on Newegg. Its called the 1520.3, 32 GB internal storage with QI wireless charging. Has all the bands for T-mobile and ATT.

52. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

I saw that 1520.3. I'm glad that the 1520 is a possibility for T-Mo through other channels. I would rather walk through the front door rather than sneak through the window. Thanks for the info though.

51. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Great minds.....

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Let see how long wp fans can stay civil.

26. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Someone needing attention?

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Too many baggage on one shoulder I see. Personally I have nothing against WP and Microsoft. In fact I am a Microsoft Lync administrator. I just get too much kick in teasing WP fans that is soar on Android. I use all platforms as that is my work.

35. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

There would be no reason for your comment but to start war which is typical of spermdroids like yourself.

37. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That's your own perspective. How would my first comments here start a war. If you want others to respect you. You have to show respect to others as well.

44. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Look at YOUR first comment in here dude. As usual you have to sperm it up with your comment..

5. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

How dare they call such rubbish McLaren? They can't use trademark names like that unless it's only for internal use in the company and not for general public! This applies to all the other rubbish phone makers as well with their rubbish overpriced toys!

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Stop crying over names, they're concept names.

34. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

lol, no really, let him continue and use "rubbish" one more time. It's kinda fun.

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Another BS comment from you in just 3 hours.

10. alex88ucv

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

Are you crazy? A codename is only for internal usage

6. SportDriver

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Oh look, cars :D. Most of those codnames are cars, Mclaren and Tesla speak for themselves, Vantage is Aston Martin and Onyx is Peugeot's concept car. Anyway, nice to see so much hardwere but fall 2015 ? That is awful lot of time. Oh and nice to see all 3 big carriers will sell same phone, finally. Looks like I will be able to chose for succesor of my Lumia 820.

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