Jo Harlow, the current Corporate Vice President of the Phones Business Unit at Microsoft, was asked by TechRadar if a future phone from the company could have a camera with the power of the Lumia 1020. The response from Harlow? "Absolutely – we're not end of the mission in camera technology, or in computational photography. We continue to invest in that area to bring the next greatest thing in high end imaging."
Microsoft bought Nokia's smartphone division, who created the Lumia 1020 and the PureView camera hardware inside it, back in April, but's its been over a year since the launch of the Lumia 1020. Harlow wouldn't comment on just when Microsoft will offer a smartphone with the kind of megapixels that the 1020 had but it does sound like that is something we can expect sometime in the future. Would you be interested in a new Lumia smartphone that has the same kind of high end camera phone technology as the 1020?