Rumour: Nokia "McLaren" 5.2 Inch Monster
When we reported about the Nokia McLaren yesterday, it was still pending some useful information about the device, apart from knowing that the device will enable 3D touch technology. Today, it seems, there are more solid information to go through for the device. According to reports, the Nokia McLaren is currently set for a fall 2014 release. And apparently, the device is also expected to come sporting a 5.2-inch quad HD display , alongside a powerful Snapdragon 805 CPU.
Previously leaked under the nickname Goldfinger, it now appears that the handset known internally as Nokia McLaren. And while nobody knows the reason behind the name change, "but it may have something to do with the fact that Nokia's mobile division has been absorbed by Microsoft," writes Softpedia. "Another reason could be the fact that Microsoft wants to start getting its own vision inside the next Windows Phone devices, hence the need for a new beginning on all projects," the report says.
Apparently, the Nokia McLaren is also one of the smartphones that were mentioned in the Nokia roadmap 2014/2015 that leaked Online a few days ago. And according to leakster @evleaks, the smartphone could be launched in fall. However, he wasn't able to provide more details on McLaren's specs sheet. As far in-device details are concerned, the Nokia McLaren could feature a similar design as the Lumia 1520, although it will come with a much smaller 5.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display, as revealed via NokiaPowerUser. "The good news is the McLaren's display is supposed to support quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution."
"Hardware-wise, the McLaren seems to be one of the first smartphones to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 processor and Adreno 420 graphics processing unit," the report adds. Also, as of now, there are no details on the amount of memory inside, "but it would be safe to assume that it will pack 3GB of RAM and at least 16GB of storage, with the option to further expand internal memory up to 128GB via microSD card slot."
Gizbot: Nokia McLaren with 5.2-Inch Quad HD Display Arriving This Fall
5.2 Inch Screen, Nokia, 3 Gigs of RAM, and Quad HD? That sounds just awesome. Mary Jo Foley was also talking about this device on All About Microsoft, and it is certainly supposed to have 3D touch support. I'm hoping it has an awesome an awesomer camera than the 1020, and updated ClearBlack and camera app-features. Maybe they could have a optional stylus you can buy from the Microsoft Store at this point. Thoughts?