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Microsoft’s ‘selfie phone’ expected to be revealed on September 4th

Lumia 730 Selfie Phone Reveal

It looks like Samsung won’t be the only smartphone maker trying to get the jump on Apple next month. According to The Verge, Microsoft has begun sending out preliminary invites to the press that seem to indicate the rumored Lumia 730 will be making an appearance at IFA 2014 in Germany at the beginning of September. Dubbed the “selfie phone” by leakers, the Lumia 730 is rumored to have a 5-megapixel front-facing camera — an especially attractive feature for younger smartphone shoppers.

The invite reads: “Ready for more? Join us for more face time in Berlin, Germany on September 4th. Details to follow.”

It’s about as obvious of a hint as the company could drop, especially considering the fact that the picture of a smartphone camera on the invite looks strikingly similar to the leaked photo of the Lumia 730 from last week. The Lumia 730 is also expected to feature a 4.7-inch display and brand new firmware.

Microsoft might also take this opportunity to unveil the Lumia 830, a higher-end smartphone which is expected to include a PureView camera. Either way, we now have at least 3 major phone reveals to look forward to within the span of seven days. Android, Windows Phone and iOS will all be represented — any bets on who’s going to draw the most attention?

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.