A photo of a Lumia smartphone found its way online recently, but we can’t say for sure whether it’s a new handset or a prototype of an old one. The phone has already been described as the successor to the Lumia 1020, since it comes with a similar design and a huge camera lens on its back. Let us remember that the Lumia 1020 sported a 41-megapixel PureView rear camera.
The device appeared under the name “Nokia RM-1052”, and the source that posted the photos says that the camera might have an even higher pixel count than the Lumia 1020 – possibly 50 megapixels. A next gen LED flash could accompany the camera, instead of the Xenon flash used on the Lumia 1020. Other specs that the source listed include a 5” screen with a 1080p resolution, 2GB of RAM, Windows 8.1, and an aluminium body.
However, it is highly possible that the device is simply a Windows Phone prototype, having in mind that on its back is a prototype text, and the phone looks unfinished.
It could also be the cancelled “Nokia McLaren” – a phone which was supposed to show off Microsoft’s Kinect-like WP gestures. The McLaren was supposed to support a system which would allow its users to control their phone with touching its display. Alhtough the company cancelled the Nokia McLaren, it is still actively looking into its “3D Touch” technology.
Could this phone indeed be the Lumia 1030? Will it appear during the Mobile World Congress 2015? We’ll have to wait and see. Until then, we’ll let you know if we find out more about it.