Last year, Microsoft released the selfie-focused Lumia 73x line up which is already up for sale in most global markets. Verizon is expected to carry the handset in the US, but as always, there’s no word from the carrier about an exact availability date. We’ve seen some leaked press renders of the handset with the carrier’s branding, it even passed through the FCC with Microsoft’s logo on the back of the device.
Judging by the leaks, it seems the launch of the handset is near. According to a new report from Windows Central, Verizon is said to launch the handset on June 11th. A screenshot which is said to be from an employees computer at Verizon, revealing it to be the launch date.
There’s no word if the Verizon variant is going to be any different, but there’s a possibility we may get to see the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 on the handset, plus the Microsoft logo replacing Nokia whose devices and services division was acquired by the Redmond-based company. Here’s a summary of what the handset has to offer:
- 4.7 inches display (1,280 by 720 pixels)
- 134.7 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm
- 134 grams
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of internal storage
- MicroSD card slot
- 6.7MP rear camera with LED flash
- 5MP wide-angle front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
- 2,200 mAh battery
- Windows Phone 8.1
Verizon also introduced the budget-friendly LG Lancet 2 last month, and it appears the carrier plans to add more Windows Phone handsets to its product portfolio in the coming days. Stay tuned to WinBeta, we’ll get back to you as soon as we hear anything more about the arrival of the Lumia 735 on Verizon, but to be honest, it appears to be a little too late considering we have better options such as the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL.Further reading: Lumia, Lumia 735, Microsoft, Verizon, Windows Phone