The Microsoft Lumia 1030 is reportedly "dead" - no Lumia 1020 successor this year?

The Microsoft Lumia 1030 is reportedly
Yesterday, we showed you two photos of a front panel that allegedly belongs to the unannounced Microsoft Lumia 1030 (codenamed McLaren), a handset that should succeed the Nokia Lumia 1020 (which, as you may know, is hailed as one of the best cameraphones to date).

While the source of the two photos (French website Nowhereelse) has a good track record when it comes to leaked information, this doesn't necessarily mean the Lumia 1030 will hit the market. In fact, according to Evan Blass (who gained fame as @evleaks by revealing images of many devices before their announcement), the "McLaren is dead", and "Microsoft is finished with the x30 generation." This should mean that the Lumia 630, Lumia 730 and Lumia 930 are the last handsets from the x30 series.

Of course, Microsoft already confirmed that it would launch a Windows 10-based flagship smartphone sometime later this year, but this might not be the long-rumored Lumia 1030. Or maybe it will, but it's going to have a different name? We can't know for sure, but we hope we'll find out more about this soon.

What do you think, will Microsoft launch a successor to the Lumia 1020 before the end of 2015?

P.S.: The device you're seeing above isn't real, it's just a fan-made render.


source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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25 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Ok, so now it called Lumia 1040...

14. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

;) :)

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Can't wait, 1020/808 best cameraphones period!

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Lumia 1030 dead, let the Lumia 1040 rumors begin!

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

then 1050, continue cycle will run forever....

4. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I wonder if this is an indication that Microsoft is about to throw in the towel. Personally I like Windows Phone but it's obviously isn't going anywhere.

5. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Sad, but true.

6. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Sure, if that's what you want to believe. The McLaren has been "dead" for some time now. this is not news. Just PA looking for more negative publicity surrounding the platform. PA, did nothing in terms of covering MS's E3 showing, even though it blew every other company out of the water....HoloLens, Oculus Rift partnership....etc. But as soon as there is any rumor regarding MS's supposed decision to ditch the platform, or any other negative rumors, they're the first to jump on it. No other tech outlet has such an obvious agenda and bias towards a platform(s). kind of funny and pathetic at the same time.

13. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Butthurt about reality ?

25. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

To the contrary, there are quite a few tech outlets with a bias towards the platform. Hating on Microsoft is the "cool" thing to do.

7. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

McLaren was supposed to be last year and was cancelled last year = old news. 1000 series skipped a release cycle and is therefore likely to be released as the 1040 next time there is a release. Hard to say something that never existed is dead.

20. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

What Penny said. Same people buying into this are concerned that the only living Indominus Rex passed away at the end of Jurassic World.

8. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

That means Microsoft is dead too .......

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

What a clickbait article. McLaren is not the Lumia 1030, never was. McLaren is dead. The Lumia 1020 successor is not planned at the moment, but will eventually come out. They would be stupid to kill that phone.

10. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

R.I.P.

11. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Unless, NOKIA not Microsoft says it dead, than its not dead (to me lol, welln its dead on MIcrosoft/window OS). But Nokia Promised (lol) a comeback, so why not a Android based On the successor of the 1020. Besidesn the Nokia X1 is awesome. (((((((( Grains of salt

12. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Is it just me or is MS deliberating shooting itself in the foot

15. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3151; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Until Microsoft says that WP is dead, everything else is BS. I can't believe how so many people get caught up in the insanity of rumors and click-bait articles. P.T. Barnum is smiling somewhere.

19. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

What Crispin said. There is more than enough evidence that Windows 10 mobile is a huge part of MS's plans. I am looking excitedly to the next flagships and the fun improvements.

16. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

No surprise

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

For marketing's sake with the imminent release of WP10, I wouldn't call it the Lumia 1030 either. Nope, I'd release it simply as the Microsoft Lumia 10.

21. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

internet sites rumors and speculations are a dime a dozen. Elop and others at Microsoft have already said there will be a Flag ship Microsoft smart phone. they will come it's just a question of when. My guess is the Microsoft Mobile Elite smart phones wont appear til September 2015. they will be able to run Universal apps which will enable them to run any universal app made to run on a Windows 10 desktop, Laptop or windows 10 Tablet computer. there fore Windows 10 mobile smart phones will get new APPS and be the absolute best smart phone to have that will work with windows 10 desktop, Server, Laptop and windows 10 tablets because they can use the same apps the Universal apps

22. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

R.I.P.

23. jmonteiro829

Posts: 264; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Microsoft is just moving wayyyyy too slow!

26. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

But then explain the 1050.. ? Maybe the numbering system isnt done that way.. Maybe they will change the whole system (since it seems kind of hap hazzard right now anyway)

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