Microsoft’s IFA 2014 event is scheduled for this Thursday, when we expect to see the company debut the latest Lumia smartphones, including the 730/735 and 830. We’ve spotted this hardware before in numerous leaks, and Microsoft’s early teasers sure seemed to reinforce that what we’d been hearing and seeing was on-point; its initial invite both alluded to the front-facing camera prowess rumored for the Lumia 730 and depicted the rear camera we know from Lumia 830 leaks. With only a few days to go until the announcement, Nokia and Microsoft have a new teaser out, and we’re once again talking about selfies.
Or, at least, that seems to be the implication here, with that outstretched arm hinting at a very capable front-facer on the other side, snapping the shot.
We also see Nokia start a formal countdown for the event, and if you haven’t yet picked up on the time differences we’re dealing with for all these IFA announcements out of Berlin, that timer should help drive things home for you: especially for US smartphone fans, much of this news will be arriving in the wee hours of the morning. Worry not, for between our crew on the ground in Berlin, and our international editorial staff, Pocketnow will still manage to bring you the hottest IFA news – including these Lumia launches – as it happens.