Back at IFA 2014, Nokia unveiled a number of handsets, including the entry-level Lumia 730/735, as well as the mid-range flagship Lumia 830. AT&T may have scored the Lumia 830 recently, but it seems the budget-friendly Lumia 735 is heading to Verizon in the coming weeks. The Big Red has, in the past, scored the most popular Windows Phone flagship devices — not to mention the Lumia Icon and HTC One for Windows — but there’s no decent entry-level option available for the carrier.
The folks at WPCentral report, citing their sources familiar with the matter, that carrier approval is in its final stages so we can expect the Lumia 735 to launch on Verizon. It’s not set in stone and plans may change in the future, so keep that in mind
As a quick recap, Lumia 735 has a 4.7-inch 1280 by 720 pixels display, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, coupled with a microSD card slot for expansion, in addition to the 15GB of free OneDrive storage. The main attraction of the phone is the high quality, wide-angle 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and Skype, along with a 6.7MP primary shooter with Carl Zeiss and autofocus.
Other features include 4G connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, NFC, a 2,200 mAh battery and runs Windows Phone 8.1 as its operating system (with Lumia Denim) out of the box.
We’ll keep our eyes on the news and update you as soon as the Big Red makes the official announcement. What do you think about the Lumia 735? Will you buy the handset if it launches on Verizon Wireless?Further reading: Lumia 735, Microsoft, Windows Phone