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A new device that appears to be a follow-up to the Nokia Lumia 1020 has cropped up on the internet.

The first ever Microsoft Lumia device may have been the low-end Lumia 535, but Microsoft evidently has a high-end model in the works.

Photos have leaked on a Chinese auction site of a sleek-looking Lumia camera phone. As you can see, the exaggerated camera bump reveals a Lumia device with a camera sensor that's similar in size to the Nokia Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel unit.

The mystery device is labelled as the "Nokia RM-1052," runs on Windows Phone 8.1, and boasts 5-inch 1080p display and 2GB of RAM. Also notable is the fact that the phone has a predominantly aluminium body, but with a pronounced plastic strip along the bottom.

Of course, this wouldn't be the first time the designers at Nokia (now Microsoft) have played with such a combination of materials. The Nokia Lumia 925 had an aluminium body but a polycarbonate rear panel.

Interestingly, the new phone has a couple of camera elements that represent a step back from the ageing Lumia 1020. It lacks a mechanical shutter for one thing, while the flash is bog-standard LED rather than xenon.

It's been suggested that this phone could be a prototype. Besides its generally unfinished-looking state, the text on the back of the phone is typically used on Nokia prototypes.

It's also entirely possible that this is a cancelled phone that will never see the light of day. It was rumoured in the past that Microsoft was working on the 'McLaren,' a Nokia Lumia 1020 follow-up, which was ultimately cancelled.

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Via: The Verge

Edward

December 1, 2014, 9:34 am

If their next flagship isn't Windows 10 I won't even bother looking at it... My 925 will hold me over until their universal OS comes in.

Anish Shetty

December 1, 2014, 11:20 am

You can just update it windows 10 after buying one now right.

Edward

December 1, 2014, 11:40 am

Not that I know of... Windows 10 customer preview isn't available for windows phone devices at this point and I don't believe they have released hardware requirements for future phones yet? I doubt they'll continue to support old architectures so I am not holding out much hope of my 925 getting an update.

Anish Shetty

December 1, 2014, 12:29 pm

As far as i know, Microsoft tweeted a couple of weeks back that all wp8 devices can be upgraded to w10 .

Anish Shetty

December 1, 2014, 12:31 pm

Edward http://m.hexus.net/mobile/news...

Edward

December 1, 2014, 12:36 pm

No need to be sorry and thank you for enlightening me. Looks like they've got a lot of work ahead of them then!

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