Earlier this week we posted about a new device that appeared on a Chinese bidding site, at the time we speculated that it was most likely either a successor to the Lumia 1020, although we had our reservations in the article. Then after asking around we heard that this was most likely the cancelled McLaren device:
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.
Now it seems Tom’s sources have also further confirmed this statement, he also points out that the cancelled McLaren device has a 20 MP camera, not a 50MP as other sites have mentioned.
There is no Lumia 1030 right now. The leaked device is the canceled Nokia McLaren. It was never a 50-megapixel camera, just around 20MP
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) December 5, 2014
We’re still hopeful that Microsoft will grant us a successor to the Lumia 1020, it seems it’s not coming just yet.