The Lumia McLaren leaks, the upgraded Galaxy Note 4 variant, and the world's thinnest smartphone: weekly news round-up

Weekly news round-up
Once again, it is time for our weekly news round-up – a post where we put the most interesting stories from the past week for anyone who needs to catch up. One of them is the leaked bunch of photos which allegedly depict a long-rumored Microsoft smartphone codenamed McLaren. Tons of images exposed the phone from all angles and even compared it to the iPhone 6. 

In other news, rumor has it that Samsung is working on an upgraded variant of its Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The yet-unannounced model is believed to pack a Snapdragon 810 SoC instead of a Snapdragon 805. 

In the meantime, Chinese company Vivo officially announced the Vivo X5 Max, which is the new slimmest smartphone in the world. Amazingly, the device measures just 0.15in (3.98mm) at its thinnest point and 0.18in (4.75mm) at its chubbiest.

Flip through the slideshow below for more interesting news from the past week.

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