Long gone are the times when mobile phones served only to make calls and send texts. Today phones are like tiny computers, cameras, video recorders and a few other devices in one. When it comes to mobile photography, Lumia phones are among the leaders in the field with their PureView technology and massive sensors. Microsoft is not resting on laurels, though, and it appears that the company is about to break another record – the Microsoft Lumia 1030 McLaren is rumored to feature a 50-megapixel camera.
Microsoft Lumia 1030 McLaren vs. Nokia Lumia 1020
The new Microsoft Lumia 1030 is said to be a successor to the popular Nokia Lumia 1020 which thanks to its 41-megapixel PureView camera is one of the best camera-phones on the market. When Nokia put such impressive sensor in a smartphone, it seemed that for a long time no other manufacturer will attempt to go above this number of pixels. It looks like for Microsoft only the sky is the limit, as the company apparently is going to use a 50-megapixel sensor in the Lumia 1030.
The camera, probably of the PureView type, will not only offer more pixels, but will also have a larger sensor which is always a plus. Moreover, the phone will allegedly feature a 4th-gen short-pulse LED instead of Xenon used in the Lumia 1020. Mechanical shutter also seems to be missing from the 1030. Anyway, if the rumors turn out to be true, the upcoming Lumia will set new standards for mobile photography. Camera aside, little is known about the Microsoft’s new handset other than that it might sport a 1080p AMOLED display, a quad-core processor
The Lumia 1030, codenamed McLaren, hit the rumor mill quite some time ago. Some of the recent reports, however, seemed to suggest that Microsoft might not continue to work on the phone. Since the Lumia 1030 keeps showing up in new rumors and photos, though, we are tempted to believe that the handset is the real deal after all. The device is expected to be showcased at the MWC 2015 which is a little over two months from today and hopefully we will have all our questions answered then.