Superman is considered by many to be the first comic superhero, and appropriately Microsoft have chosen this codename for the first smartphone they will launch after the Nokia acquisition.
And since selfies are the in thing at the moment, this is what this device apparently focuses on.
According to this report over at The Verge, Microsoft is now interested in releasing smartphones that pack impressive front facing cameras. And unlike all other Lumia devices, Nokia Superman comes packed with a 5 megapixel front camera for — you guessed it — great selfies.
Sources hint at a 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen, which probably means this is a midrange device.
And while Microsoft is yet to officially confirm interest in this new trend, it is clear what this impressive front facing camera is for. Plus it shows that Redmond is ready and raring to take advantage of all such trends in the mobile world, in order to offer a complete range of devices.
Word is that Nokia Superman will debut alongside the second update for Windows Phone 8.1, which by most accounts is set for release later this year.
This summer, however, Microsoft and friends will unleash Windows Phone 8.1 proper, probably in June, though an official release date is expected to be announced in the coming weeks what with the developer preview of the mobile OS already out.