The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a uniquely impressive smartphone, but it is getting on with the years, and a successor in the form of the Lumia 1030 has been expected for a while.

And it now appears that there is some movement on this front.

A Microsoft executive spilled the beans on this, saying that the company still had plans to release Windows Phone devices with high end camera capabilities similar to the Lumia 1020.

Jo Harlow, the corporate vice president for Microsoft’s phones business unit was asked whether a new handset with the imaging capabilities of the Lumia 1020 is on the way, and this is what she replied:

“Absolutely. We’re not at the 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.”

One could make a case for the Lumia 1030, perhaps?

Just for the record, the 41 megapixel delight, Lumia 1020 has been on the market for fourteen months, and is set to reach the end of life status next week.

Which is to say that this smartphone will no longer be manufactured, but will be on sale until the current stock lasts. In reality though, even with the impressive PureView camera, this device is hampered by the slow processor that powers it, which hinders the photography experience a little.

Now that we have a bit of a confirmation that a sequel is on the way, chances are that it could be the first Windows Phone 8.1 device to arrive with Update 2 (or GDR2) onboard.

Somewhere around November, then?

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  • Dennis

    Nice. Any word on if this will be available in North America? I know they have a tendency to release Lumia’s in other parts of the world first.

  • Ben A

    #morelumia 11/11/2014