Microsoft Lumia 1030 concept rendered, Windows 10 and 41 MP PureView camera included

Microsoft Lumia 1030 concept rendered, Windows 10 and 41 MP PureView camera included
Last month, we told you that Microsoft was working on a successor to the Lumia 1020 - which is seen by many as the best camera phone to date. While this successor may, or may not be called Lumia 1030, someone in China went ahead and created a Lumia 1030 concept design.

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.


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33 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

Seems a bit far fetched in terms of design.

23. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Back and front looks like two different phones. Side buttons are not visible or disappeared in some pics.

29. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

some front facing speakers would be a great addition, if Microsoft make this i would definately buy one

30. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Also snapdragon 805 doesnt match

2. Arte.8800

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Wow, sexy and slick. If only those curves were edge to edge, instead.

4. Busyboy unregistered

Welcome back Arte? Lol

11. Arte.8800

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Thanks, lol....

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Missing the camera hump.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And Cleaner Design....

24. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

It is just an imaginated concept not even true one , there is no even one mention from microsoft about 1020 successor but i hope that Microsoft had such project.

3. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Wow, that actually looks incredible, I would actually buy it if the next phone would actually look like that. The design seems to radical for it to seem plausible.

5. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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.

9. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

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.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Technically the 520 is $50 (just picked one up as a spare), and the 530 is the $100 one. The 630/635 are in the $125-150 range, depending on retailer and carrier.

19. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Referring to the unlocked version. But yes off contract you can find it for $50.

6. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

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.

10. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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.

7. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Sounds more like a 1520 successor.

8. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Sounds more like a 1520 successor.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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.

16. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

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.

18. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Thickness is what I hate.

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

is there a expandable memory slot on this?

21. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

So true. I have a question too, is there any step sensor for this ?

20. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

that ugly camera part should be redesigned.

22. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Xperia z4 vs lumia 1030 (2015)

25. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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.

26. BilalRamadan

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

I like my Lumia 1020 screen size and design more then this stupid concept , it's just a copy of Lumia 830 body design and I don't think this what will be the next Lumia 1030

27. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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.

28. shyguy3763

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

I wouldn't mind if they increased the screen size on the 1030 a bit,5.2 or 5.3

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