Microsoft rumored to be working on its first Lumia smartphone with front-facing LED flash
posted by Mihai A. / Jul 09, 2015, 10:22 AM
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?
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Talk about working on something useless.
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 10:30 AM 2
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Useless? I would love to have a phone with frontfacing flash so I can take better selfies with my gf :)
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 10:32 AM 4
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I've always wanted a phone with one of these. I don't take selfies, but a flashlight in the front would be sweet.
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 10:34 AM 1
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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
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 10:35 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 11:05 AM 1
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Ehem, there's already Samsung WP phones i think it's ative series I'm not sure.
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 11:13 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 11:19 AM 1
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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
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 3:28 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 09, 2015, 3:44 PM 1
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