News by Luke Jones on Thursday December 11, 2014.
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Microsoft has a new high end camera specific smartphone on the way called the Nokia Lumia 1030, the follow up to the Nokia PureView packing Lumia 1020. The device has been known for some time now under the codename McLaren and it is expected to land soon, but the device has had a massive leak today that lays bare the handset for us all to see. There have been 50 images leaked of what seems to show a prototype of the Lumia 1030 McLaren next to Apple's iPhone 6.We have already discussed this handset before:
Like the old Lumia 1020, this will feature the best camera technology smartphones have to offer, while it will also be a passable high end device in its own right. Like the older model, the Microsoft Lumia 1030 will look a little like a point and shoot snapper as it does a smartphone, with the huge camera module dominating the design. This will be a niche device first and foremost, but if mobile photography is your thing, this is arguably going to be your new best friend. The Lumia 1030 is all about the camera, and this time Microsoft is upping the ante with a 50 megapixel lens. That?s not the whole story though as the handset will also boast a physically larger camera sensor and short pulse LED flash. The handset will also come with the fantastic Photo App, and while megapixels are certainly not everything, I expect this to change the game in terms of smartphone cameras.We are inclined to believe this is the real deal, unless we are easily duped by the "property of Microsoft Mobile," we think this is legit. Like the Lumia 1020, the Microsoft made 1030 has a big protruding camera module, one that makes the module on the 1020 look tiny. Of course, this makes the McLaren a very niche device; it will not be your daily driver flagship, but it could well be perfect for those camera smartphone enthusiasts who are looking for a proper point and shoot replacement. A full on flagship from Microsoft would be nice, but for some reason Redmond seems to be avoiding that. At least for now we will take this camera special from the giant. source: CNBeta
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