Images have leaked online of what appears to be the successor to the Lumia 1020. A user on Chinese website Baidu managed to post up the images showing the metallic/aluminum clad phone at all angles.
The codename for the Lumia device is RM-1052, and is likely to be released as the Lumia 1030, it shows it running Windows Phone 8.1 build 14090.0 with a 1080p display, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage on board.
The device also features a dedicated camera button, which exists on all middle to high range Lumias, and on the back a camera hump is clearly seen, although no details about the camera are known at this point.
On the top, a single headphone jack input can be seen, which gives a little indication to the thickness of the device. The camera hump can also be made out (on the left) and doesn't look too overbearing. On the left side, what looks like a SIM door can also be seen, it's not known if it also allows for expandable SD card storage.
And finally, no Microsoft branding can be seen up top nor on the bottom of the device, surprisingly it also appears to feature software buttons for control, with a large space present underneath the buttons.
Unfortunately the bottom of the device isn't shown in any of the images, so we don't know if it will also include a Type-C reversible USB connector, or stick with Micro USB.
Earlier this week we reported that Microsoft also has a bunch of other Lumias in the works, which appear to be low to mid range devices, as seen below.
- Microsoft RM 1069/1070/1071 – seems to be a low end handset with a 4-inch screen, 480x800 resolution and found mainly in Asia; obviously aimed at developing markets.
- Microsoft RM 1072/1075 – a mid-range device with a 5” 720p screen, apparently found in Finland. Could be a simple test device or some other prototype, though it might also be a real unannounced handset
- Microsoft RM 1078 – curious device with an unknown screen size and 480x854 resolution apparently appearing exclusively on Sprint in the US. Once again could be a test dummy, or it could even be a custom version of the RM 1070 mentioned above.
- Microsoft RM 1062/1063/1064/1065 – a 5.7-inch screen with 720p resolution points towards a mid-range phablet with a global launch. This is very likely the long-rumored and occasionally seen Lumia 1330.
The Lumia 1020 reached its 'end of life' back in September, so it's not a stretch to assume this could be the successor. As for these image leaks? We'll have to wait and see if this truly is going to be the Lumia 1030 when it is eventually announced.
Source & (for more) Images: Baidu (Chinese)