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

The Lumia McLaren leaks, the upgraded Galaxy Note 4 variant, and the world's thinnest smartphone: 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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6 Comments

1. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

You should say the "cancelled" McLaren , its cancelled guys !

2. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folk if you are alert there are 2 new Microsoft Lumia labled smart phones coming on the market and more are coming. most of the current Nokia Lumia labled smart phones will at least get new cases labled with the new Microsoft Windows phone Logo on back of them. all the new microsoft labled smart phones should be upgradable to Windows 10 and will be able to use the "NEW UNIVERSAL APPs". Nokia Lumia Windows smart phones are no more. if you are collector of tech devices better collect a Nokia 520, 920, 1020 and the nokia lumia 1520 to put in your collectors viewing case. BABY it's all Microsoft lumia smart phones from now on.

5. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Calm down , I'm a windows phone users and lover , I just said cancelled I didn't make a crime , and didn't say apps too , every day new IMPORTANT apps come and this is so cool I like new apps and I'm following all WP news and apps

3. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

That actress shouldn't be an actress! and corning, you lie every year! The S2 was the best phone to drop without breaking it but that coz of the design of that phone and the size of the screen. Try any corning glass with the size screen of the note series and you get totally different results. If that glass there testing in this video isn't the size of the note range then its a pointless test.

4. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

I was gonna buy the note 4 but i rather wait instead -_-

6. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

i dont think that samsung is gonna release anew variant of note 4 cuz if they did ppl who bought the SD 805 and exynos variants specially SD805 won't let it go cuz they wont keep the value of these version it would be stupid from samsung to lose its consumers and noone is gonna buy their phones again when they are just released.

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