Microsoft Mobile is working on a Lumia 1020 successor

While the Lumia 1020 is still arguably one of the better quality cameras you can get, never mind camera...
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21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You wouldn't be miss!!

25. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I don't understand you , u put1080p resolution with s810 ?? R u crazy this chip supports resolution from QHD and above !

44. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

I put it on purpose. Snapdragon 810 on a 1080p screen will have longer battery life than 2K or 4K screen. It will be easier on the GPU too.

36. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Android L is already on Windows Phone, its basically WP on the light theme ( white background) mode.

47. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Except for the Android part, that sounds pretty good. And I use a 1020 as my "daily driver". 64 or 128GB internal would be better for faster photo saving.

22. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Either use a 64-bit processor or a co-processor if they are still on x86. They are able to add additional hardware because hey, it's MS.

45. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

x86? you mean ARM?

26. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Take it to Android and rules the world !

27. geordie8t1 unregistered

this surely should be a good move by nokia, a 1020 replacement is due as it is been about 1 year almost i think, never used the first one but heard it was very good, second version needs a MUCH faster camera? an awesome nokia might be something like unibody htc or sony design, 5.5" 1080p amoled samsung screen, nokia camera, powerful chipset along with the latest windows software, large storage, micro sd, and the usual connectivity, wireless charging as standard, along with some cool new camera tricks and maybe even some camera centric accessories.

28. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Firstly: waterproof body, 5 inch display, faster processeur and bigger ram, slow motion and other stuffs, , we want to see some innovations in nokia phones.. They are so damn retarded in technology, and make to share a 20 mp or. A higher resolution in facebook possible like sony does, because if u share a 41 mp in social media they look crap, u have to connect your phone to your laptop first than share it.. So crap

35. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

I am the happy owner of a 1020 and my only requests for the 1030 are waterproofing and a state of the art chipset. And we are good to go.

37. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I think the improvements don't need to all that drastic actually. I say try and slim it down, 805 or higher processor, 3 gig of ram, another dedicated chip on the processor for images, MicroSD, QHD. Boom! I'm a buyer. As a long time android user I was interested in the 1020 but the underwhelming hardware other than the awesome camera kept me away. For now my opo serves me well and soon a note 4 variant

39. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I would want WP flagship mid 2015 as follows :- Windows 9 6.2" display QHD resolution s810 chip 4gb ram 41mp pureview camera 8mp front facing camera 64gb internal micro sd upto 128gb 4500mah rear dual stereo speakers with amplifiers

43. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

and a 1k+ price tag....yea no, at that point there will be no benefits from this and say a entry dslr. Which would cost less. The 1020 is usable, no 6.2in phone is usuable as a every day camera like the 1020. Of course this is all imo, and i dont want to pull out a tablet to take great pictures, the 1520 is great but i dont want the flagship camera to be in a phablet. Just imo. I much rather get a 5in.

48. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Front facing speakers would be nice, or sound pipes that make the noise come out the front on demand. Also, the FFC would be PureView and have a flash. Or make the camera module apin around to face whatever direction wanted.

40. clearblack

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

THE REAL NEXT BIG THING

41. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

A comment above stated it would be a good move for Nokia to make 1020 successor smart phone. that is an incorrect statement Although Microsoft can use the Nokia brand name for a specified length of time. Microsoft is now calling all it's smart phones "Lumia" not "Nokia Lumia" Microsoft will probably call all it's ARMS CPU smart phones and Tablets "Lumia's" and all it's Intel/AMD CPU devices "Surface" because they run widows legacy desktop programs

50. got2catchemall

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I think the form factor could use a change. I don't think it needs to be thinner but I wouldn't mind. 3gigs of ram, 64bit processor, EXPANDABLE STORAGE, 5" screen is a sweet spot, not goofy big or to small. Better camera sensor with dedicated camera button intact, xenon flash with dual capacitors! In the Nokia 1020 one was removed from the 808's iteration when it was revamped for windows phone 8. So 2 capacitors for better flash please. True tone Tec is welcome as well as a dedicated image sensor chip like HTC uses in the original HTC one. Make the sensor bigger I'm not scared of a hump. I like the plastic encasing like on the 1020 and 808 but also liked the Nokia 930s form factor. Internal storage can be 32gb as long as there is an option of expandable storage. Built in Qi charging with the charging pad included also.

51. got2catchemall

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Also just 1080p is all that I think is needed. 2k is cool but harder on cpu/gpu/battery all that stuff.

52. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Snapdragon 805, 4.7 or 5 inch 1080p screen, 4k video, 41 megapixels, dedicated camera processor, qi wireless charging, 3 gigs of ram, microsd card slot and 1 inch sensor to tear the whole game up and I would spend $300 on contract without thinking twice

53. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Yes. 5" or 5.2"... 41+ mp (im not greedy, but you cant rerelease the same amount of MP - marketing reasons.) THAT is a SCREAMER... although it would be hella expensive.

54. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

"Jo Harlow, VP at Microsoft, confirmed that the company is continuing to invest in the technology, “Absolutely, we’re not end of the mission in camera technology"" End of mission - what an odd statement about an emerging and still evolving technology. When margins are so low it brings no profit, I guess that could be end of mission. I think Microsoft could dominate the camera segment with the hard- and software they bought from Nokia. Look, HTC is bringing out a handheld camera, Sony has strap on lenses - big and cumbersome to fit on whichever device, or even be hand held. Why not make a strap on device, like the battery pack for the 1020, but include a lens, that could link up to the phone - whether WP or Android? The could make different kinds of lenses too. The 1020 apparently didn't catch on, why not leverage the tech on the largest mobile platfrom? What prevents this? How do you make it fit various phones. Well at least Sony has one solution to it. Others could be developed. I guess they might want to keep it exclusive to Microsoft devices. How about putting two of them on a device for 3D film and photography? How about a 7-8 inch Surface Mini with stereophotography and filming. At least the processor should be able to handle it. If we stay within the 1020 type envelope, as others have said, make it far more powerful so that it executes with speed.
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