nokia lumia 720 hands on 640x424While the concept of taking photos of oneself is not new, we guess the term “selfie” has been coined and sort of made it “official”, so to speak. That being said, word has it that Microsoft could have a new handset in the works that could be aimed at the selfie-taking user. This is according to a recent report from NokiaPowerUser who has revealed the existence of the device.

Unfortunately it seems that the handset will not be a high-end one. Instead, customers can look forward to a mid-ranged handset, which we guess is fine if you’re shopping on a budget and if a good front-camera would be more important than other hardware features of a phone. The handset is said to sport a 5MP front-facing camera and is expected to see a release in the later part of the year.

NPU also claims that the handset has been codenamed “Superman” and will sport a 5-inch 720p HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and an 8MP rear-facing Carl Zeiss camera. It almost sounds that in terms of hardware, the rear-facing camera is actually better than the front-facing camera, but perhaps its selfie status could be in the form of software features.

In any case selfie-focused phones aren’t exactly new, but do take it with a grain of salt for now, but we will be keeping our eyes peeled to see what Microsoft has planned for us later this year, so do check back with us at a later date for the details.

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