Microsoft Lumia 1030 to sport 50-megapixel camera with 4th generation short-pulse LED flash

The image you see below is the “McLaren” prototype which was spotted on a Chinese-speaking auction site. According to a new report, this is the Microsoft Lumia 1030, the follow-up to the Nokia Lumia 1020.

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The news comes to us courtesy of NPU. According to the site’s “reliable source,” the McLaren prototype seen above is the Microsoft Lumia 1030, successor of the Nokia Lumia 1020.

The Lumia 1020 came with a massive 41-megapixel PureView camera. So will the Lumia 1030 sport the same massive 41-megapixel rear-facing camera? The answer is no. Don’t be disappointed. Not only will the smartphone comes with a higher resolution camera, it will also come with a a bigger megapixel count. The source says that it will rock a even more massive 50-megapixel camera.

According to NPU, “The sensor is said to be manufactured by Toshiba, and will be accompanied by a shutter-less design and will not have a xenon flash, but rather a 4th generation short pulse LED flash.”

So when do we get to see the Lumia 1030? According to the report, the smartphone with the most powerful camera will make its debut at MWC 2015, which kicks off on early March.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take this with a pinch of salt.

Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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