Microsoft has no Lumia 1030 in the pipeline, reportedly

Microsoft has no Lumia 1030 in the pipeline, reportedly
Last month, we heard a new round of rumors regarding Microsoft's potential flagship, which was believed to bear the Lumia 1030 name. Reportedly, it was codenamed "McLaren" internally. It was expected that the Lumia 1030 would be the successor of the Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia's 2013 flagship smartphone that is publicly believed to be one of the bets cameraphones of its time.

We had heard that the Lumia 1030 will sport a 50MP camera at its back, accompanied by a 4th-generation pulse LED flash at the back. Earlier this year, we even told you that this McLaren device will pioneer Microsoft's Kinect-like gesture-based controls, but this speculation was quickly scrapped. 

It seems that there might not be a Lumia 1030. This has been reported by Tom Warren, a senior editor with The Verge, who claims that Microsoft is not working on a Lumia 1030 and the leaked device we showed you is actually a canceled McLaren prototype, which did not employ a 50MP shooter, but a more modest 20MP one. It just that too many people got excited about this device and got a little bit carried away with the anticipation.

Does this mean that Microsoft is not prepping a new high-end Windows Phone-powered Lumia device? Of course not. Redmond surely has plans for a new top-tier smartphone, and although it might not necessarily be a successor to the Lumia 1020, chances are that we might hear something about it at one of next year's major mobile events, be it CES or MWC.


source: WMPoweruser



1. arturmeireles

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Oh nooooo! I was ready to put down my Iphone 6+ :..(

12. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

So disappointed MS does some stupid things at times.

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

But...they are your Personal Jesus...

29. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

You're ignorant you don't know any better, i criticize WP and MS from time to time ive often talked about how their marketing sucks, if you don't pay attention you only have yourself to blame, WP is my platform of choice defending it against trolls like you doesn't make MS my personal Jesus. Ask yourself why you always here bashing MS, i rather be a fan than a Troll.

36. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Did M$ bought the Pureview engineers and gurus as well? Maybe they stayed behind in old Nokia.. Maybe M$ is clueless on what to do with the technology.. Maybe.. Nah! I just hope so..

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

we will see high end lumia but in fall of 2015.......!!!

2. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Not disappointed since MS will surely release a behemoth windows phone. Hoping for bigger pixels on those massive megapixels though (and plus oversampling = boom!)

3. trnz007

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Lumia 1820?

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

MS Nophone?

5. senrab

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

Massive disappointment! Guess the Lumia 1020 was the first and last of its kind. What a waste of innovation and cutting edge technology....not to mention the money it took to pull it off. One and done... Wow

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Last, no report has stated otherwise, in fact, MS themselves has stated they are not dumping the Camera lines that will continue. Just not on our timeline. Which is ok buy me, will buy another 1020 now is all.

6. drazwy

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

LOL! I knew it. Like I said in the first article. lol @microsoft.

7. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

f**k it man I was saving money.

8. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Did they empty inventory for all their 41mp camera units? Will the 41mp tech just fall by the wayside now? I wish it were available for Android devices.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Considering their deal with Canon and their deal mostly likely to continue with Zeiss, most likely it will not.

32. jojon

Posts: 431; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

exactly right..!

9. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I don't know how they expect customers to stay I'm very close to switching to an iphone 6 the only thing that's holding me back is how it feels when I'm holding it and I don't like android having been with WP since the samsung focus and got multiple people to switch I feel betrayed by them releasing a dozen budget phones without releasing something for the 920 owners

19. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yeah. That's basically the predicament for WP early adopters and technologists at this point. Microsoft has a reason for this; they feel that a new flagship phone has to come along with the new major software upgrade that will be Windows 10. Releasing a new flagship now would just serve as a pacifier and not really a game changer -- they want and need that game changer. On some level this makes logical sense. On another level, it can very easily leave flagship-using customers feeling spurned because they cannot be catered to for the time being. Whether or not their next Windows 10 flagship is a game changer, they WILL continue to lose very loyal customers until that next flagship is released.

28. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Before MS acquired Nokia's phone business, there was real northward movement in WP market share (to the point where they were making BB irrelevant). Now, it appears the market share gains have evaporated. The entire executive team at BB should send Eflop and company thank you notes.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering that BlackBerry isn't currently focused on competing with Microsoft or any other OEM in the consumer market, your statement doesn't make any real sense.

10. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Exactly what I expected from the leak. Still think/hope MS is planning some sort of 1020 successor; judging from the reactions it's clearly in demand!


Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I think it might be on hold because of the Snapdragon 810 issues!

15. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

I imagine high-end pureview technology is very expensive. Since hardly anybody wants a WP device, there is very small chance, that those investments would pay back, so the move is logical. On the other hand, if there was an Android device with PV, it would probably ment, huge money for manufacturer, and subsequently huge money into development of PV. Ah, Elop, do You see, what have You done?

20. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

The project was not cancelled due to required investment. If that were the case, they could just release a new flagship with the same 41 MP camera of their 1020 and just a new processor. That would require minimal R&D and manageable production costs. The project was likely cancelled as a business strategy decision. They feel that they need a game changer, and the McLaren without a software upgrade would just be new device, not a game changer. I'm pretty sure they're waiting to release their next flagship in conjunction with Windows 10. They're not afraid of losing some money trying to get WP to a point of success; they're afraid of coming out with flagships without adequate progress and innovation.

31. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

MS has a problem that afflicts all monopolists - they think they sh*t strawberry ice cream (aka the world will buy what we produce). They can think that all that is needed is a game changer. Only problem is that MS has been waiting forever for the game changer. The market doesn't share MS's patience. There was a similar culture at RIM (before it became BB), and look where that got them.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

One could say there was/is a similar culture with other OEM'S as well, not just BlackBerry. Look at Samsung's current predicament. Or Sony, or HTC. Don't just try and label BlackBerry as the only ones other than Microsoft(IN YOUR OPINION)that thought this way.

16. unklmik

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

Disappointed? Not really. Longtime WP users have learned not to believe until you see it. Lumia 1030, 1525,1530, 1840 or any other number?????????

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I saw the 1525 in action personally with a MS employee that was part of the test program. Red shell, beautiful QHD screen and some other things. However. It is one thing to see a test device in the wild and another to actually get it to market. I tried my hardest to get my hands on it, but the actually had it on a tether to his wrist. They were at the time demoing the 2520 for business use and the 635 units.

17. Phonecall01 unregistered

The fact that there's no 1030 doesn't mean the next Lumia won't be a "Bad ass" superphone. If they put a 20MP (or more) Zeiss camera on an upgraded 930 with new specs and stuff... You got yourself a sweeeet device...

18. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Once again I was starting to get excited for nothing which brings me back to my original idea: do not get excited over anything that is not CONFIRMED! I'm done with it. Will not read any article that has a question mark on the end of it.smh(at least when it comes to Microsoft)

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