Microsoft Lumia 1030 concept rendered, Windows 10 and 41 MP PureView camera included
posted by Florin T. / Nov 10, 2014, 7:15 PM
The maker of the Lumia 1030 concept envisions it as a high-end Windows 10 smartphone (of course, Windows 10 won’t be out until mid/late 2015, and we hope that a Lumia 1020 successor will be released earlier than that). This imaginary Lumia 1030 proposes a 5.8-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) - a considerable increase from the 4.5-inch, 768 x 1280 pixels screen of the Lumia 1020. On the back of the 1030 we have a 41 MP PureView camera with LED and Xenon flashes, while the front-facing camera is a 8.7 MP one. Other features: Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB / 64 GB of internal memory, and a generous 4300 mAh battery. The handset doesn’t look too thin, but at least the bezels around the display are kept to a minimum.
Check out the Lumia 1030 concept in the slideshow below (there's even a video at the end) and let us know if you'd like to see something similar from Microsoft.
Seems a bit far fetched in terms of design.
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 7:22 PM 13
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Wow, sexy and slick. If only those curves were edge to edge, instead.
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 7:25 PM 8
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They should put dual front-firing speakers or speakers on both ends. The design is so yummy, i want to eat it. I am a fan of Windows phones but I just cant afford one. My budget is for an Android and for an Apple.
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 7:30 PM 1
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The 520 costs about $100, even better the 822 is cheaper and has an Oled display, 16gb of storage, Carl Zeiss camera, etc. Now I'd never really recommend a WP over a competing android device, but low cost pricing is certainly something in fabor of WP.
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 7:41 PM 0
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I don't like it. Since it's a cameraphone, it should be easy to operate with one hand, therefore it shouldn't have phablet like dimensions. Moreover there is no bump for camera, which means, that the photo quality, would be only comparable, to what other flagships offer - instead of mind blowing.
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 7:38 PM 2
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On the first point, I agree but it doesn't really matter because they're not going to do 5.8" for a 1020 replacement. They'd be smart enough to know that a phone that big would limit appeal. That camera will be saved for what they want to be a popular flagship. On the second point, not necessarily. They could include a sensor of the same size or even bigger in that space; that's the kind of stuff R&D will continue to try to improve on.
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 8:05 PM 0
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I'm all for a successor to the 1020 (especially as a 1020 owner - its my "daily driver") but designing it like the 928 and 930/Icon isn't flattering, and is unpleasant to hold.
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 8:29 PM 0
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928 owner here -- it's actually pretty pleasant to hold because while the edges are flat, the back is rounded. Also, flat edges make for much better gripping and steady holding when taking photos in my opinion.
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 9:59 PM 0
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is there a expandable memory slot on this?
posted on Nov 10, 2014, 9:01 PM 0
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Relax, folks.... this is just "someone in China" pushing out a design. I am sure there will be another L1020, but I wouldn't take a dime that says this is the actual design. I am starting to think low end phones is all we will get (HTC's M8 for Windows being the exception) until Windows 10 comes out. That is possibly June/July next year? That is a long, long time for 1020, 920, and other flagship WP owners to wait on.
posted on Nov 11, 2014, 1:25 AM 0
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Microsoft I hope is noticing Windows Smart phone users are wanting a good successor to their Nokia Lumia 920, 1020, and 1520 flagship smart phones one thing for sure at least Microsoft is working to make smart phones that People can BUY for under 200 USA Dollars. that's not a dumb move but MS needs to have out for sale it's NEW Microsoft branded! Flagship smart phones ASAP.
posted on Nov 11, 2014, 4:19 AM 0
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