Although we finally have a new Lumia flagship to satisfy us (for now), we still can’t help but wonder about what could have been. The greatest example of that is Nokia’s cancelled Mclaren flagship, a hero device that was supposed to land sometime late last year; instead the device was plagued by a slow development cycle, a challenging new technology that didn’t actually work and was eventually cancelled.
Now once again we’ve gotten an even closer look at the canned device, along with its absurdly huge camera sensor, making the Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixel shooter look “normal” in comparison. Interestingly enough though as most leaks and rumors have confirmed the MClaren was never destined to have an insanely high megapixel count, and instead had a (now standard) 20 MP camera, similar to that of the Lumia 1520, 930 and now even the 950 XL.
The cancelled Mclaren was supposed to debut Microsoft’s new technology “3D touch:, which would have allowed users to interact with their phone without ever touching the screen, working off sensors around the device to detect when a finger hovered over an app, or when a floating gesture is made. Almost a complete opposite of what Apple debuted with the iPhone s6:
When you think about it, Nokia's cancelled "3D touch" is sort of the exact opposite of Apple's "Force touch"
— Ali Al-Qudsi (@AliQudsi) December 7, 2015
So which would you rather have, the Mclaren or the Lumia 950 XL?