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Microsoft developing two 3D Touch smartphones?

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Microsoft is apparently developing two smartphones that will take advantage of its 3D Touch functionality.

The company has been developing 3D Touch technology for quite some time, which will use Kinect-like motional detecting features to let you navigate your smartphone.

Rumour has it that Microsoft has plans to introduce 3D Touch for Windows Phone later this year, and now the latest report states that the company has two 3D Touch devices up its sleeves.

According to NeoWin, the first device to feature the gesturing technology will be the flagship Microsoft McLaren, which is the current codename anyway.

The McLaren will allegedly feature a 5.2-inch display, either with a full 1080p HD or QHD 2560 x 1440p resolution. It will also offer 64GB of internal storage, but other options may become available at launch.

This phone will be the successor to the Nokia Lumia 1020, so we should see another powerful camera feature in this 2014 flagship too.

Along with this phone, the report states a larger 6-inch handset will also feature the 3D Touch functionality.

This could be the successor to the Nokia Lumia 1520, but there’s no word as to what specs it could offer apart from that 6-inch display.

Hopefully Microsoft will be able to use the 3D Touch technology, which is demoed in the video below, to differentiate its high-end phones from the competition.

Using the technology you could be able to answer calls just by holding your phone to your ear, enable speakerphone by placing your phone on a table mid-call or even hang-up by shoving your phone in your pocket.

According to previous rumours, Microsoft’s aim for 3D Touch technology is to make device interactions as simple as possible. Microsoft even went as far as to say it would “remove buttons like the power button, so phone owners can simply grip their device to power it on.”

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