It hasn’t been very long since Microsoft decided to drop the Nokia branding on its Lumia devices and so far the only device that has been announced with the Microsoft branding has been the Lumia 535 that was unveiled last month. However, we could see the first Microsoft Lumia flagship device get unveiled soon, if the report from Nokiapoweruser is to be believed. The website has received a new tip from its regular tipster, who has shared some very interesting info about the upcoming Lumia 1030 (codenamed McLaren) smartphone. According to him the Lumia 1030 will come with a higher resolution camera than its predecessor and also sport a larger sensor. The Lumia 1020 had a 41MP camera with a 2/3” type CMOS camera sensor manufactured by Toshiba.
The camera sensor for the Lumia 1030 is also said to be manufactured by Toshiba. But instead of the Xenon flash that we saw on the Lumia 1020, the Lumia 1030 will apparently come equipped with a 4th generation short pulse LED flash at the back. Another big difference would be the inclusion of a mechanical shutter. The tipster hasn’t shared any other information about the smartphone, but a prototype Lumia 1030 did leak yesterday with live pictures and some very impressive specifications. The device that was pictured in the leak carried the model number RM-1052 and looks to be pretty similar to the Lumia 1020 design wise. The only apparent difference is the aluminum shell instead of polycarbonate that was used on its predecessor. The prototype features a 1080p AMOLED display of unknown size, a quad-core chipset, 2GB RAM and seems to have a similar hump at the back near the camera as the Lumia 1020.
Unfortunately no report so far has mentioned anything about the release date of the Lumia 1030. But we could expect the device to show up early next year at CES or MWC 2015.
Source – NokiaPowerUser