Nokia Lumia McLaren prototype shows off its 3D Touch system in leaked video

Nokia Lumia McLaren prototype shows off its 3D Touch system in leaked video
Remember the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Windows Phone handset that the company launched back in 2013 to critical acclaim from mobile photography enthusiasts? The handset sported a 41MP primary camera with a very large sensor, being more alike to a digital camera than a modern smartphone in terms of design. In the past year or so, there was a lot of talk about a potential successor to the Lumia 1020, a smartphone that was said to be codenamed McLaren internally.

According to insider sources quoted by various reports, Microsoft cancelled the Lumia McLaren last fall, but this hasn't stopped the handset from surfacing in several leaked photos since. If you're curious - we know we are - to learn more about the allegedly-cancelled project, a newly leaked video showcases a working Lumia McLaren prototype in more detail than any of the previous leaks, at least when it comes to the handset's most interesting intended feature.

The leaked Nokia McLaren video shows off the experimental 3D Touch navigation system that the handset was supposed to be launched with. According to bits of information gathered from around the tech blogosphere, the 3D Touch navigation was supposed to allow the user to manipulate live tiles without actually touching the display. Allegedly, insecurities regarding developer adoption and hardware incompatibilities caused by the touchless interaction system forced Microsoft to cancel the McLaren. Make sure to head over to our Nokia McLaren rumor roundup for more unofficial details on the handset.


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20 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It is NOT the 1020 successor. It only has a 20 megapixel camera, not a 41 megapixel one. It was its own series, as it was the first with 3D touch.

19. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

3D touch? or more like "Floating Touch" that Sony's been using on the Xperia Sola since 2012 btw both are aweful gimmicks that should be destroyed, especially this 3D touch thingy that doesn't even make sense at all

2. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My earsss!!!

3. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Mute. Frown.

4. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

"The handset sported a 20MP primary camera" no it didn't. It was 41MP with lossless zoom. That was the whole deal. The so called Windows 10 phone "flagship" devices being shown now are not even close.

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

No it didn't. Even windows central has it down for 20 megapixelshttp://m.windowscentral.com/video-microsofts-cancelled-McLaren It didn't have a 41 megapixel camera, and wasn't a 1020 successor in any way. If anything it was a 9xx. Even windows central doesn't mention it to be related to the 1020, except for its looks.

7. epic_ninja420

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

The 1020 had a 41MP camera is what hes referring to.

5. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

That autofocus.. Oh god lol.

8. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

So? Didn't the Sony xperia solar and galaxy S4 have the same no-touch software?

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

No, they don't....

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well the Notes do. You sing hover the pen above the screen and do the same thing like scroll. The S4 has a feature which allow you to simply move your head down to make the screen scroll up and as you look up the screen scrolled down. I'm glad they dropped that one. This Lumia feature is pretty much the same as what the Note has. It is basically useleas.

11. matistight

Posts: 927; Member since: May 13, 2009

The s4 kind of did, but you couldn't use it to select stuff, so it was kind of useless.

10. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

ewwwwwwww Windows phone.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Eewww we an idiot

12. foreverjin08

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

useless

14. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Old sony phone from 2012 or so had this feature

15. yahyaaufa

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Hey you can do that even with lumia520 in sensitive touch mode, i ever did!

16. Mik3_xciD

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

that seems like sensitivity is increased in touch screen thas it nothing jaw dropping

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

not even 3d i thought the words would pop out like 3d or hologram like ...

20. funnyboy1234

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Even a particular tab has3d touch. Can't remember that tab.

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