Nokia Superman Is the First Microsoft Smartphone, Focuses on Front Camera for Great Selfies

The Windows Phone 8.1 handset is said to pack a 5-megapixel secondary camera

By on April 28th, 2014 12:54 GMT

We’re living in a world of selfies and every phone maker wants a piece of this world. Samsung managed to score a few victories on the battlefield with the most tweeted selfie ever, which was shot during the 2014 Oscars show by Ellen DeGeneres, and the most recent “Obama selfie.”

Even though Samsung’s smartphones do not pack impressive front-facing cameras, it appears that the company’s marketing department is doing a great job.

But enough about Samsung, as Microsoft seem to have become interested in releasing a smartphone that will be focusing on this feature among others.

According to The Verge, Nokia Superman will be the first Lumia smartphone launched by Microsoft after the acquisition of the Finnish company’s Devices and Service business.

Obviously, Superman is the codename by which the Lumia smartphone that should be announced in the coming months is known internally.

Unlike all other Lumia smartphones available on the market, Nokia Superman will be packed with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for great selfies.

Source close to the matter claim the smartphone sports a 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, which suggests that this might be a mid-range device.

Although Microsoft did not explicitly confirm its interest for the “selfie industry,” the fact that the Nokia Superman will be packed with such an impressive front-facing camera suggests the Redmond-based company plans to take advantage of every trend on the smartphone market.

Nokia Superman is expected to make its debut on the market alongside the second update for Windows Phone 8.1, which is scheduled for release later this year.

The first Windows Phone 8.1 update is expected to arrive sometime in June, though an exact release date will probably surface in the coming weeks.

In the same piece of news, Microsoft is said to be working on three other Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The Goldfinger is a high-end smartphone that should have been announced along with Lumia 930, but due to various reasons Microsoft and Nokia were forced to delay the launch of the smartphone.

Nokia Goldfinger is currently being tested by Microsoft and might be revealed along with one of the two Windows Phone 8.1 updates that will be released this year.

The other two Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones are still a mystery and we don’t even know if they will be released under the Nokia branding. More details on Microsoft’s roadmap for Q3/Q4 2014 are expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.
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