Lumia 1030 front panel pictured, complete with Microsoft and Verizon logos

Lumia 1030 front panel pictured, complete with Microsoft and Verizon logos
Where in the world is the Microsoft Lumia 1030? We've seen traces of it in Rumorsville. We've had Microsoft flat out deny it's working on a successor to 2013's Nokia Lumia 1020. It's a spotty track record that we have here, no doubt, but if leak source NoWhereElse is to be trusted, the Lumia 1030 exists indeed! 

The French website published two photos of the handset's front panel, claiming that they are completely legitimate, and they also happen to be rich in revealing detail. For starters, the panel clearly has Lumia 1030 written on it in black sharpie. Moreover, there's a faintly visible Microsoft logo positioned in the upper left corner, which is joined by another faintly visible logo - that of US carrier Verizon - to the upper right. There's a close-up of the two logos available in the gallery, in case you fail to make out their appearance.

Now, these photos non-ambiguously suggest that, following Nokia's smartphone business acquisition, Microsoft has worked on, or has kept working on a big-screen Lumia 1030 smartphone that was/is heading to Verizon. So, although the existence of a Lumia 1030 at some point in time can be considered proven, it doesn't exactly mean that the long-in-the-making smartphone will actually grace Windows fans anytime soon. 

But there's always hope, fuelled by the September release of Windows 10 Mobile. The Lumia 1030 could became its launchpad. Or it could not show up at all. We shall wait, and we shall see!


source: NoWhereElse.fr (Translated)

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24 Comments

1. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Don't know about the 1030 but Microsoft better be planning a Snapdragon 820 Lumia this holiday to compete.

2. Kratos7

Posts: 62; Member since: May 15, 2015

Considering Windows 8.1, 10 requirements the 810 would be plenty. But the 820 would be great.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Don't you know about the SD 810? #Overheatingmess

4. waddup121 unregistered

Wowthat'salot!

26. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Yea they should go with the 820, and they should also not make it a carrier exclusive. Sadly I don't see either of these things happening.

3. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Bring it on Microsoft I'm definitely in!!!!;

5. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Looks faster

6. CataCatalin

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Please don't be bigger than 5, 5.5 inch.

8. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Pumped for this! MSFT bring the Lumia 1030.

9. ushoda

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

no capacitive buttons? weird

12. rsiders

Posts: 1959; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The Lumia 1020 was underpowered and missing expandable storage for what it offered. Not much else was wrong with it. There are still no Android or iOS devices that will allow you to take a zoomed in photo and then later refrain the picture. Still no competing phones that have the oversampling technology Nokia introduced. All the innovations Nokia brought changed the landscape of mobile photography today and that's why we have phones that can shoot at 30 second shutter speeds (wink LG G4). A successor would be king of photography (if true) but I just hope it's not an exclusive.

24. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

great post

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Meh.. I gave up on Microsoft

14. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Another year of bad sales if this and/or any device that follows has a exclusive tag on it.

15. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

No one seemed to notice.. its a 930/ICON with the verizon and MS (Instead of Nokia) logos flipped, and teh bottom is missing the 3 buttons ( A assume it will handle the home buttons like a HTC M8 One). Other that that it looks IDENTICAL..

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah it looks like 930 really similar but i can't see the buttons or the aluminum frame maybe its 940 but still it should have aluminum frame.

17. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Hey why the f**k they reverse the number 2 pic look at the front camera!!!!

19. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Because they are showing the inside of the cover?

20. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah that's just a frame damn it how couldn't i saw this and that's 930 one probably or 940 but still it doesn't seem to be 1030.

18. mhassan1986

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

I so hope to God Microsoft has a new flagship phone in the works. Because I am tired of app devs constantly ignoring us or giving us Piss Poor ports. I am looking at you Kik and SnapChat

21. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Even if this isn't true, that there are more and more leaks of Windows 10 devices is a breathe of fresh air. The stagnation in devices since the HTC M8 for Windows has been painful. I understand the logic of all the 6XX or 8XX devices from MS. But that we are getting this kind of gossip is fan-freaking-tastic. 2-3 months. Rumors can get me through until then....

22. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Hope Microsoft do as good as job as Nokia did with these phones.

23. apamau

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 29, 2014

I guess is just too long to wait, there's been many other good phone, some fr china can also shoot much better than current nokia, if you are not pixel peeping. other than the zoom, most mid/high range fr fr china already can do most of the wonders, infact much better.

25. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nope they can't note that 1020 shots actually 5mp photos just check the image no one can't compete even.

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