Verizon has yet to announce the Microsoft Lumia 735 (the Nokia name has been replaced). However, the phone is expected to go on sale this Thursday, June 18.

Some new information has surfaced about the device, including its potential price and some surprising new back cover colors!

Pricing

Windows Central has one report that states the Verizon Microsoft Lumia 735 will cost $192.00 for full retail and $8/month for 24 months on EDGE. We have not yet seen the actual pricing details ourselves. However, this sounds within the likely range for this phone.

Availability

We have heard some mixed messages about sales of the Lumia 735, including only direct-fulfillment. This now appears to be temporary. The latest intel we have is the Lumia 735 will be on sale via Verizonwireless.com and Direct Fulfillment on June 18, 2015 and through All Channels (retail) on July 9, 2015.

New back cover colors (including red!)

In a new image obtained by Windows Central, we can see some of the accessories Verizon will be selling for the Lumia 735.

Although the phone comes only in Black, users will have the option to purchase removal back covers with different colors. More interestingly, the green looks to be more 'mint' colored from the image and now there is a red option as well, which seems apropos for Verizon. In total, there are six color options:

  • Black (in-box)
  • White
  • Red (new)
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Cyan (new)

There are also references to the device as 'Lumia Leo', however, this looks to be just the carrier's internal name for the device and not the one used for marketing purposes. However, until Verizon announces the device themselves, we cannot rule anything out just yet.

The Verizon Microsoft Lumia 735 is expected to ship with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 and will be upgradeable to Windows 10 Mobile later this year.

About the Lumia 735

The Lumia 735 is a mid-range Windows Phone with Verizon's CDMA and LTE bands on board. The phone features a 4.7-inch 720p OLED display (1280 x 720), 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 8 GB of internal storage, which is supplemented with micro SD card. For cameras, you are looking at a sharp 6.7 MP shooter with ZEISS optics and a f/1.9 aperture. LED flash is also included. Up front, you'll find a full HD 5 MP wide angle f/2.4 camera. The Lumia 735 is capable of wireless recharging (Qi).

Thanks to our sources, who wish to be unnamed, for this article.