Microsoft’s latest teaser hints at Nokia Lumia 730 selfie phone ahead of IFA 2014

With just a couple of days to go until its IFA 2014 event on Sept. 4, Microsoft is now teasing its upcoming Nokia Lumia 730 selfie phone.

The IFA 2014 trade show kicks off in Berlin this week and a slew of companies are gearing up to unveil their latest and greatest devices. Amid lots of rumors and speculation building up anticipation ahead of the show, Microsoft is now doing some more teasing for its much-rumored selfie phone to boost excitement even further.

The selfie trend is rapidly gaining momentum and more companies are joining the party by launching devices with higher-end front cameras. While most gadgets on the market have low-quality front shooters and better rear cameras, the so-called selfie phones aim to change that.

The Nokia Lumia 730 is rumored to launch with a 5-megapixel front camera on board, aiming to feed the needs of selfie addicts out there. Microsoft's latest teaser, posted on the Nokia Conversations blog on Monday, Sept. 1, hints at this rumored selfie-phone in the simplest way possible: a selfie shot.

When it comes to other specifications, however, it remains unclear at this point just what else the Nokia Lumia 730 will bring to the table. A recent leak has indicated that the handset will come in two models - a dual-SIM Lumia 730 and a single-SIM 4G LTE-enabled Lumia 735. Both models are expected to come in an array of colorful options, as the Lumia lineup has never been too boring in this department.

It remains to be seen what specs the purported Lumia 730 "selfie phone" will pack, but Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8.1 will surely rock the software side. In addition to this model, Microsoft is also expected to unveil a new Lumia 830 smartphone at its Sept. 4 event, and this handset may be the first to launch with "Nokia by Microsoft" branding.

It's all still in the rumor state for now, but we'll soon learn the official scoop straight from the source. Microsoft even launched a countdown to boost excitement even further, reminding everyone that its big event takes place in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 4, starting at 10am CET.

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