Rumor: Microsoft’s selfie-focused Lumia 735 not coming to Verizon until early 2015
Back at IFA 2014, Microsoft announced a number of handsets including the LTE-enabled Lumia 735. The handset is already hitting retail in several parts of the globe, but there’s no official word about its arrival in the US at the moment. We’ve heard a rumor before that Verizon may introduce it in the US, but there’s no official confirmation from the Big Red.
As per a new report, citing multiple sources, Verizon may not schedule the launch of the Lumia 735 until early 2015. This is definitely a disappointing news for Windows Phone fans, if true, as they may have to wait longer than the rest of the world to get their hands on a decent LTE capable handset running Windows Phone. There’s no word about why Verizon wants to delay it for that long.
A similar thing happened last year as well. Rumors started hinting at the launch of the Lumia Icon by the end of the year, but Verizon launched the handset sometime in February 2014. The handset has reached its end-of-life at Verizon possibly due to poor sales, but the company is still selling the handset in stores who have available stock. The handset is yet to receive the Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Cyan update, which is already available on most of the Windows Phone devices in the US, as well as rest of the world.
The Lumia 735 comes with a pretty decent set of specifications at an affordable price. The handset features a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, and runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim. There’s a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 2,200 mAh battery, and 8GB of internal storage which comes with support for microSD card of up to 128GB. Lumia 735 comes with 4G LTE connectivity, a 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera for selfie-focused users, and a 6.7MP primary shooter.
There’s no official confirmation from the Big Red about this so a grain of salt is advised. Nothing is official until it comes from the company itself, so let’s hope the rumor is incorrect. We’ll update you as soon as we hear more.Further reading: Lumia 735, Verizon, Windows Phone