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Windows Phone selfie smartphone and new PureView snapper incoming

Microsoft is set to put a smile on selfie lovers’ faces with its latest Windows Phone device, which apparently sports a sharp front-facing camera – and could we also see an affordable PureView handset to replace the Lumia 1020?

Some unnamed sources have revealed that Stephen Elop, Microsoft devices chief, recently let slip that two new Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are on their way. One is an affordable high-end smartphone with a PureView camera, codenamed Tesla, while the second is a dedicated selfie snapper with a 5-megapixel front-facer, codenamed Superman.

Nokia Lumia selfie camera smartphone to launch at IFA 2014

Both devices are due to be launched imminently, which we take to mean at IFA 2014 in sunny Berlin. Nokia has already confirmed to us that it’ll be launching some shiny new kit at the massive tech show, which kicks off on September 3rd, and it seems the perfect place to reveal the latest Lumia family members.

With news that the Lumia 1020 has reached the end of its short life, we already speculated that Nokia could launch a slick new cameraphone come September, to replace that 41-megapixel maestro. It looks like the Superman smartphone will be aimed at younger users, with a sharp front-facing camera but pared-down specs elsewhere to make the device affordable.

But the Tesla, on the other hand, is said to sport Nokia’s slick PureView tech usually found on its more premium smartphones. It’s pure guesswork, but we’re predicting that Nokia’s Tesla phone will boast a powerful rear-facing camera at a surprising price point, perhaps around £249-£299.

What would you like to see from Nokia at this year’s IFA show? Let us know in the comments below.

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