The front looks cool but the back spoils the cool looks and no Xenon flash? LED flash are okay but in low light photography of moving objects, LEDs are just useless even if there's optical image stablization. Take a look at Nokia N8, it was designed with deeper thoughts and it was a completely new design. Just look at the camera of Nokia N8 and you'll see how gorgerous it is. Microsoft isn't putting much thoughts on the design as you can see the design is unchanged since the Nokia N9 in all Lumias. Microsoft isn't going anywhere.
Real 1030 is coming (code name magneto)
here are the leaked specs
Microsoft Lumia 1030
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Chipset
• Octa Core Krait CPU ( Quad 2 GHz Cortex A57 + Quad 1.6 GHz Cortex A53)
• Adreno 430 GPU
• 4GB LPDDR4
• 4.9” Quad HD OLED Clear Black Display (2560 X 1440) 599.43 PPI
• Corning Gorilla Glass 4
• 32/64GB Internal + Up to 128GB MicroSD
• 30MP Pureview 16 Lens Pelican Array Rear Camera (2160p@60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps, OIS)
• 10MP Pureview Wide Angle Carls Zeiss Front Camera (1440p@30fps, 1080p@60fps)
• Front LED Flash and Rear Xenon & 4th Gen Short Pulse Dual LED Flash
• Dual Li-Ion 2400 mAh Batteries (2400 X 2)
• Qi 1.2 Wireless Charging
• IP68 Certified Dust Proof and Water Resistant
• 3D Touch Sensor
• IR Blaster
• MicroUSB v3.1 Type-C
• Windows 10
• Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Sound Enhancements
• Capacitive Touch Screen Buttons
• Dual Bottom Stereo Speaker
• Aluminum Unibody Design
AnonD-133243, 11 Dec 2014very similar design to my good ole N8, gonna buy it asa availableYeah, top and bottom do remind of out N8. Too bad about no Xenon, though. They say they will add more LED gimmicks and options, but still without Xenon it's hard to take it as serious.
Btw to the people complaining about the camera hump - some of us have a fetish for camera humps on phones. To each his own. :-)
Loubielou, 11 Dec 2014The Camera Hump on this Smartphone really Spoils the Look of this Phone,and will easy attract ... moreIt is wise to note, that they do plan to update Lumia (Nokia-made and Microsoft-made) models from 'Windows Phone' 8.x to 'Windows' 10. I have yet to see how W10 works out. I hope all goes well for W10.
If at all, the Microsoft logo/name 'should' be an ensuring reminder for me that Microsoft should allot dedication to the phone with speedy updates and uptight support as I expect the phone to have.
By my very loose minimum requirements/qualifications of phones I seek, the camera hump and a Microsoft name branding wouldn't be a deterrence for me. However, I will still keep dreaming on for a PureView module Zeiss-certified camera ala Lumia 1020 or ala this Lumia prototype with ring flash (whether Xenon or LED; duncare as long as the flash surrounds the camera). We'll never know so...
Next! (Taran Killam as Jebidiah Atkinson accent)
Really? This design is terrible. Thanks but no thanks, I will pass this and keep my nice Lumia 930.
Microsoft need to do new thinner 14"inch lumia tablet for rivals, how have amazing display screen, contain this specs :
1.Display.- 14"inch QHD+ - IPS-NEO & LED-Backlit - 230~ppi - CGG 3
2.Memory.- 4 GB RAM
3.Chipset.- Tegra K1 (64-bit) or Snapdragon 810 (64-bit)
4.Camera.- 5 MP 1080p@60fps front and back
5.OS.- Windows phone 10
AnonD-331351, 11 Dec 2014iPhone 6 is taking better photos than that anonymous phone!and my Nokia 3310 is taking better photos than that iphone 6 named phone :p
Still sticking with my Lumia 820.
Does everything required, no reason to upgrade yet when it works so seamlessly with a 64gb sd card...
This is the World Slimmest and Powerful Camera.
Being a Camera, it worth every single Sen.
Why 2 GB RAM, Nokia Lumia 930 contained 2 GB RAM,new generathion smartphone contained 3 or 4 GB RAM, please nokia change it that specs, please let contained Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5433, or same bored window phone in step for 4 years
very similar design to my good ole N8, gonna buy it asa available
AnonD-86047, 11 Dec 2014No I'm happy when wp would be able to have wallpapers. Lol but it can't Lol. I used to make ignorant uninformed statements like you. But now I check facts before posting. You should try it sometime too.
The Camera Hump on this Smartphone really Spoils the Look of this Phone,and will easy attract Straches on to it,until a case can made to protect it,Plus the Microsoft name on it instead of the Well Known Nokia one,the Microsoft naming might deter people from investing into this Smartphone
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2014I never really like the idea of screen buttons (back, home and search), it waste the screen's ... moreSince you have the ability to hide on-screen navigation in applications, this is actually ideal because it makes the handset shorter. It provides more space for a larger screen in a smaller device. In a way you're actually losing screen space by putting hardware buttons in.
So that 5.0" screen could have been a 5.5" screen had it not been for those silly buttons.
Where did u see micro sim....the tray says micro sd card....I hope this phone comes with xenon flash and bigger battery and fast camera
Don't worry guys windows 10 has new background! Not only black & white... there you can set wallpaper as your background and tiles will be transparent so background wallpaper will look clear. And there is three options 1. Transparent tiles(for background look clear)
2. Black transparent tiles(shadow type black colour)
3. White transparent tiles(shadow type white colour)
And even app section is now transparent!
My friend is employer in Microsoft's windows 10 project he told me!