For months now, we have been talking about the Lumia 735 finally getting a US release on Verizon. Unfortunately, the phone, as is a tradition with Verizon, has been pushed back numerous times. Nonetheless, back in April we reported that it was still on track for release "later this spring", likely in May and now that appears to be the case.
Photos and info about the phone were spotted on the FCC website as a confidentiality filing evidently expired. However, unlike other Lumia 735s, this one sports Microsoft branding instead of Nokia, for obvious reasons.
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.
No other information about the Verizon Lumia 735 has been revealed. It is also not clear if Verizon has requested any other hardware changes or improvements from the standard release version. However, the Verizon Lumia 735 should ship with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which was likely one of the hold ups.
Combined with the LG Lancet, which we revealed yesterday, and Verizon is poised to launch two mid to lower range phones in the coming weeks.