The Microsoft Selfie Phone Coming Soon

The advent of the selfie has become popular throughout modern culture, and the popularity of taking a picture of oneself anywhere has gone through the roof. On Thursday, the latest details about a new Lumia 730 phone aka Superman were released, making it a true selfie phone.

The Lumia 730 is aimed to be a midrange phone according to those who have followed it closely, and has a powerful front camera for taking those selfie pictures anywhere. The phone isn’t made to capture the high-end market of the cell phone market, but might just be a winner.

Microsoft's Selfie Phone Aka Lumia 730 Gets Pictured

Lumia 730 Details

The selfie Lumia 730 is going to be a phone for taking selfies. It has a 5 Megapixel camera on the front and has 4.7-inch display. That powerful camera will allow it to take some of the best front facing selfie pics on the market, and for those looking for this type of camera phone, it will work.

It is going to be in a bright green color scheme, which might work for some. The phone is going to be a winner probably among the younger set of people looking for a phone to take pictures, and not worry about high-end specs on the phone. How Microsoft prices this phone for this market will see it fail or win.

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Debian Red Inside

The other interesting point about the Lumia 730 is the Debian Red firmware inside, according to published reports. It follows the prior firmware updates for Windows Phones with Amber, Black, and Cyan. This Debian red firmware is allegedly being developed especially for this phone.

There are rumors that specific customizations and improvements are being made to the firmware to take advantage of the front-facing camera, and many wonder about how this software could be ported to other Lumia Windows Phones. Windows Phones are needing to capture the interest of more of the younger set, so a selfie phone could do it. Not a lot is known though until it gets officially announced, but it looks interesting.

I don’t think I’d buy it, but I like the camera. Microsoft if they price it right, could get a good teen market for it.

Published: Friday, August 8th, 2014 Last Modified: August 8, 2014

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