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Lumia 1030 Dead, Long Live the Lumia 1040?

News by Luke Jones on Thursday July 02, 2015.

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Lumia 1030 Leak
Lumia 1030 Leak

Last month we discussed the Microsoft Lumia 1030, a sequel to Nokia's camera-centric Lumia 1020 from a couple of years ago. The handset was once again set to feature arguably the best camera module in the industry and was due to launch later in the year, presumably with Windows 10 Mobile in tow. However, it now seems as though the device has been killed.

Evan Blass, the @evleaks tipster who has an unbelievable track record said that the handset with the codename McLaren (the 1030) has been axed. He says that Microsoft is not going to build any more handsets in the x30 generation, which currently comprises the Lumia 630, Lumia 730, and Lumia 930.

If this is true then it seems Redmond has changed its mind deep into the development of the Lumia 1030, especially as we were recently treated to leaks of the handsets' front and rear panels. Of course, the most obvious answer to this problem is that Microsoft will simply name the McLaren something else, like the Lumia 1040 for instance. That scenario makes plenty of sense considering the company is working on a Lumia 940/940 XL flagship.

In other words the 40x series exists and it seems legit to think that Microsoft will deliver a camera focused smartphone in this range.

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