Images have leaked online of what appears to be the successor to the Lumia 1020. A user on Chinese website Baidu managed to post up the images showing the metallic/aluminum clad phone at all angles.
The codename for the Lumia device is RM-1052, and is likely to be released as the Lumia 1030, it shows it running Windows Phone 8.1 build 14090.0 with a 1080p display, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage on board.
The device also features a dedicated camera button, which exists on all middle to high range Lumias, and on the back a camera hump is clearly seen, although no details about the camera are known at this point.
On the top, a single headphone jack input can be seen, which gives a little indication to the thickness of the device. The camera hump can also be made out (on the left) and doesn't look too overbearing.
And finally, no Microsoft branding can be seen up top nor on the bottom of the device, surprisingly it also appears to feature software buttons for control, with a large space present underneath the buttons.
Unfortunately the bottom of the device isn't shown in any of the images, so we don't know if it will also include a Type-C reversible USB connector, or stick with Micro USB.
Earlier this week we reported that Microsoft also has a bunch of other Lumias in the works, which appear to be low to mid range devices, as seen below.
The Lumia 1020 reached its 'end of life' back in September, so it's not a stretch to assume this could be the successor. As for these image leaks? We'll have to wait and see if this truly is going to be the Lumia 1030 when it is eventually announced.
Source & (for more) Images: Baidu (Chinese)