We now hear more about this Superman device, courtesy of The Verge who report that it will come with a 5 megapixel front facing camera, meaning it will either market itself as the “Selfie” phone, or Nokia, who will release this device under Microsoft ownership, are perhaps planning to do something with 3D gestures or maybe facial tracking.
It certainly sounds interesting, and The Verge tells us that Superman should be launched around July, alongside the first update for Windows Phone 8.1, they also expect it to come with a 4.7 inch display.
It is interesting to read the Q&A with Stephen Elop at the More event earlier this month, a question was asked specifically about a 5 megapixel front facing camera:
Q: “There’s a bunch of phone makers out there but no one seems to be focusing on the front-facing camera, and also you guys- I love your cameras- I was wondering if you would consider taking the 5 megapixel camera of that device and put it on the front, and you could call it a ‘Selfie Phone’.”
Elop: “A ‘Selfie Phone’? Could we use that? We’re experimenting with different formats, different capabilities on the front-facing camera capability, because certainly just the word ‘selfie’, you know 18 months ago most of us didn’t use that. But the dynamics- and even I realize this now, this weekend I was distracted in the car this weekend, I was driving my daughter to a volleyball tournament- I have the ticket to prove it- where she was messing around taking selfies with her device of me and her in the car going to this volleyball tournament- and just the whole dynamics there are changing, and so yes we are definitely looking at opportunities to do some interesting things. Not committing to anything you suggested, but nonetheless there’s a lot of innovation yet to be done.”
We’ll be listening out for more on this Superman device. We are not yet sure where it would be placed in the numbering system, eg Lumia 730, 830 etc.
Source The Verge
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