Microsoft rumored to be working on its first Lumia smartphone with front-facing LED flash

Microsoft rumored to be working on its first Lumia smartphone with front-facing LED flash
Serial leakster Evan Blass, best known by his @evleaks Twitter handle, recently teased the fact that Microsoft is working on the first Lumia smartphone with a front-facing LED flash.

After asking on Twitter whether any current Lumia smartphone comes with a front-facing flash, Blass admitted that this was actually a teaser camouflaged as a question. Unfortunately, the leakster shared no further details on the Lumia handset in question. 

With Microsoft's Windows 10 right around the corner, chances are that, if this rumor turns out to be accurate, the handset will come out later this fall with Windows 10 Mobile on board. 

As the selfie trend emerged, and then skyrocketed, some smartphone makers tried to capitalize on it by releasing selfie-centric smartphones that integrate front-facing LED flash units. Interestingly, one rumor claims that the upcoming iPhone 6S will come with a front-facing LED flash, although nothing can be confirmed at this point.

It remains to be seen if this new Lumia handset will be a high-end device, or more of a mid-range solution, although the latter seems to be more probable. 

As rumors of an impending high-end metal clad Lumia flagship are starting to gain inertia, how do you feel about the possibility of Microsoft launching a Windows 10 Mobile Lumia handset with a front-facing flash?

source: @evleaks

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22 Comments

1. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Talk about working on something useless.

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Useless? I would love to have a phone with frontfacing flash so I can take better selfies with my gf :)

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Why are you doing in dark with your gf?? ;)

8. PinheadLarry unregistered

Haha, I see what you did there :D

21. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Thehehe‎( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Talk about commenting something useless

9. waddup121 unregistered

Nice stuff.

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I've always wanted a phone with one of these. I don't take selfies, but a flashlight in the front would be sweet.

12. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I tried one. Rear Cam Selfie with Flashlight. It makes my sight uncomfortable for some time.

5. Mikele

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

The company should release Windows Mobile 10 now, this would be a starting point for expansion and more interest from cross platforms to Windows OS. Apple does that all times and the strategy works for the company without new phones

7. aegislash

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If they could find a way to make the front facing flash more discreet, I wouldn't have an issue with them. But it just looks so terrible on the few devices that already offer this.

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Let's call it....Lumia 740

11. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

MS should partner with Sammy. I strongly believe that if Samsung releases a Windows Flagship it would sell well. MS should handle the SW updates.

13. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Ehem, there's already Samsung WP phones i think it's ative series I'm not sure.

17. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

They stopped producing before the patent deal. Imagine a GS6 Edge with WP 10 M! It'd be freakin awesome

14. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

It is- and I have owned 2 Samsung WP's (The Focus S for WP 7 and my current ATIV S Neo on AT&T) and have loved the performance of both. I do hope Sammy steps up and does some high end Windows 10 devices.

15. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This sounds mid-range. It seems selfie centric devices are usually more mid-range. It wouldn't be useless on a flagship, but may not be needed.

16. gaming64 unregistered

Teens gonna have glasses because of this.

18. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Rumors are a Load of B.S.!!

19. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hot Damn Windows smart phones are not dead yet! Why should Iphones and Android smart phones have all the fun. There are People who don't want iphones or Android smart phones Since MS CEO Nadella says there will only be 3 types of Windows 10 smart phone made 1= budget priced, 2= Flagship Windows 10 smart phones and 3= Enterprise Business Windows smart phones. I think there will be 3 models in each type for a total of 9 Windows 10 smart phones in the market place at a time. if Microsoft makes developers only make only Windows 10 Universal Apps for all Windows 10 devices then Windows 10 smart phones will get tons of new apps because they run windows 10 Universal Apps as well

20. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Assuming that Microsoft is even working on a new flagship, by the time they get around to releasing it, Apple would have just released their iPhone 15 and Google will be putting the finishing touches on Android Caramel Godiva Espresso.

22. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay, moon... that made me laugh!! So needed it. :-)

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