Update: After looking into it, we’ve heard that this might be a prototype of Microsoft’s cancelled “McLaren” project, the Flagship device that was supposed to usher 3D gestures to Windows Phone. The McLaren project was designed as a follow-up to the original flagship named “goldfinger” which was also cancelled due to production difficulties with the 3D gestures.
With everyone waiting for the next flagship release from Microsoft, a Chinese bidding has listed a Lumia device which certainly has the appearance to be a successor to the Lumia 1020. The device has a similar overall design and camera bump along with a nice sleek aluminum body.
According to the onscreen specs, the device has 32 Gbs of on board storage, 2 GB of RAM as well as a quad core processor and a 1080p screen.
However it’s possible this is a fake due to a couple of reasons:
- On screen buttons- no high end Lumia has onscreen buttons (the HTC M8 is the only high end WP to use them), and the bottom of the device certainly looks like it could fit a row of capacitance keys in it.
- The camera lens is actually quite small (smaller than the Lumia 1020’s at least)
- The camera hump appears to be made entirely of glass, unlike the black plastic on the Lumia 1020
- Most importantly it appears to have an LED flash instead of the more powerful Xenon flash
Of course the device clearly claims to be a prototype, which could be a simple explanation for anything that looks wrong in the photos, what do you guys think?