It is expected that Microsoft will be announcing a series of Lumia devices sometime H1 of 2015. To no surprise, the phone maker would also be looking at a cameraphone – after discontinuing 41-megapixel Lumia 1020 in September – to bolster its photography enthusiasts too. Photos have been published a Chinese site taobao.com, showing off an unannounced Lumia phone, which seems to be the Lumia 1030.
We don’t have any concrete information about the Windows phone, but the pictured device is likely to sport a unibody design covered with aluminum frame, plus a plastic strip at the bottom, much like the Lumia 925.
As can be seen in these pictures, the unnamed handset is identified as “NOKIA RM-1052” and features fashionable on-screen buttons, as opposed to capacitive buttons. The main camera hump looks a lot like the Lumia 1020, but it doesn’t seem that this phone would come with more pixels than a hooping 41-megapixel PureView camera with dual LED flash (no xenon flash). Plus, the handset sports a 5-inch 1080p IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (no microSD expansion) and runs Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (See folders on Start screen). This means that [Nokia] McLaren is not dead yet, if it is considered as the successor of Lumia 1020, and Microsoft is still hard at work to develop 3D Touch technology.
Being a premium handset, it features a dedicated camera button on the right edge whereas SIM slot is placed on the left edge for the first time.
Regardless of whether called Lumia 1030 or something else, the Windows phone could be in the one of flagships of 2015 by Microsoft/Nokia.
Take this with a grain of salt, guys. What are your thoughts about the successor of Lumia 1020? Let us know in the comments.