It's been ages since we haven't seen a flagship monster device from the house of Microsoft. However, new rumors suggest that the Redmond-based giant is on the verge to release the successor to the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Meanwhile, the latest set of leaked images show that Microsoft hasn't yet scrapped the Lumia 1030. Well, you can also clearly see the label on the phone saying it is a 'prototype property of Microsoft Mobile', something that indicates that the company recently started working on the handset.
Apparently, the leaked images show the Microsoft McLaren alongside the Apple iPhone 6, and this comparison clearly confirms that Microsoft Mobile still have faith in the Lumia 1030.
Last year, the Nokia Lumia 1020 was showcased to the public with a 41-megixel rear-facing camera. Although the phone was received with mixed feelings, a few enthusiasts had shown faith in the device. Despite that the tech media is anxiously waiting for the device.
TaoBao, a Chinese auction website was recently cited posting a "prototype image" of a silver Lumia handset appearing to bear resemblance to the Lumia 1020 with sleeker aluminum chassis.
Later, PhoneArena indicated that the much-awaited handset that was put up for auction is listed with the tag "Nokia RM - 1052." The device was also branded on the rear with the following description: "Prototype Property of Microsoft - Mobile" and "Not for Sale."
The info screen also revealed that the device has a 5-inch 1080p FHD screen, a quad-core processor and a modest 2GB of RAM.
Now, according to The Verge's Tom Warren, the McLaren is not delayed, rather the Redmond-based giant has cancelled the project entirely. He also went on to say that says a 50 MP PureView snapper was never on deck, just a 20 MP unit
The McLaren was, according to reports, was supposedly to test out the "3D Touch" technology - a new tech said to enable a motion gesture and Kinect-style interactions with the device.
As of now, there is no word on when the Lumia 1030 would make its debut, but analysts believe that it could be unveiled sometime ub late January, wherein Microsoft is scheduled to hold an event to showcase Windows 10 operating system.
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