Fan renders of alleged Microsoft Lumia 1030 have us drooling

A few days ago, photos of an alleged Lumia 1020 successor appeared online in China. The pictures were clear, bright and provided multiple angles of what many are calling the 'Lumia 1030', which follows the current x30 series of Lumia releases.

Now, a site called has made some renders based off those images to give an even clearer look at what may be the next-big-thing from Microsoft. The renders are, of course, based on many assumptions, so take them with a grain of salt.

Normally we do not post fan renders of phones, but in this case, due to the original photos being of such high quality, we are making an exception.

Not much is currently known about the device in the leaked photos, but they are unlikely faked. However, in terms of release schedules and exact specifications, there is a lot unknown about this Windows Phone.

Nonetheless, there are a few things that can be discerned. The phone in question appears to have a 5-inch display at 1920x1080 resolution with an aluminum body. The device is also sporting a rather large camera hump, indicative of some serious imaging capabilities.

Some observers have noted that there is only a dual-LED flash, but upon lightening up the images there also appears to be a Xenon-based flash to the right of the lens, which would match the Lumia 1020. However, until confirmed details come out, this should be considered speculative at this point.

Whatever the phone in the photos is, we are sure to learn more in the coming weeks and months.

You can see more of the alleged Lumia 1030-renders on PhoneDesigner's Facebook page.

Thanks, Daniel for the tip and Fabio V. for the xenon flash image!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.