Remember the Lumia 1030 that we’re talking about a few days ago? The said leak image was instead a prototype of the cancelled Nokia Lumia codename: “McLaren” which was believed by many as the Lumia 1020 successor because of the resemblance of the large and iconic camera module on the back which gave the Lumia 1020’s enormous imaging capabilities. We’ve even heard that the said device will apparently come with a 50-Megapixel main camera on the back along with touchless gesture controls that was said to debut with the device.
The alleged device was quickly scrapped which Microsoft clarifies things by saying the company isn’t working for any Lumia 1020 successor and instead the “McLaren” project during the days of Nokia. According to an article by The Verge senior editor Tom Warren, Microsoft isn’t working for any Lumia 1030 device but instead the then cancelled Nokia Lumia “McLaren”, it doesn’t even had a 50-Megapixel main camera that most analysts had speculated and instead had a 20-Megapixel one.
Now that Microsoft have removed our hopes for a Lumia 1030 or something that would replace the Lumia 1020, Users are now speculating if Microsoft will indeed release a relevant 1020 successor sooner or later but knowing the users anticipation, Microsoft must have something in its R&D department that has something to do with mobile imaging capabilities, it might not be necessarily the next Lumia 1020 that everyone is anticipating but a device that pushes the boundaries that the Lumia 1020 is having. It has been running for 2 years since the Lumia 1020 was released and we feel that it’s time to release a next generation mobile imaging device that will tap more on capabilities and features.
- Microsoft has no Lumia 1030 in the pipeline, reportedly(phonearena.com)
- Microsoft has no Lumia 1030 in the pipeline, reportedly(techknowd.blogspot.com)