Yesterday we brought you news that the Lumia 735 was available to pre-order SIM free, today we have received official confirmation of the launch date from Microsoft – the 2nd of October.
In case you missed it, the 735 is the 4G version of the 73x range, similar to the 635 and 630. It is a follow-up to the 720, and has been dubbed the ultimate selfie and skype phone due to its 5MP 24mm wide angle front facing camera, to ensure you’re not cropping anyone out of the picture or missing any of the background.
It will also be the first Windows Phone to launch in the UK with the Beta version of Cortana, yes I know you can get it via the developer preview. Other key specs include:
- 4.7″ HD OLED screen covered in 2.25D curved glass
- Quad core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor
- Windows Phone 8.1 with Denim update
- 8GB internal memory, 30GB OneDrive cloud storage and microSD slot up to 128GB
- 6.7MP rear camera
- 5MP wide angle front facing camera
- 2220 mAh battery giving 25 days standby or 17 hours talktime
- Mix Radio, HERE suite and Office software included as standard
The phone will be available in bright orange, bright green, black and white from all the main retailers, some colours may be exclusive and should be available from £19.99 per month.
Lumia 735 Now Available In UK
The first Windows Phone device to go on sale in the UK with Cortana, your very own personal assistant
24th September – London, UK
Microsoft today announced the availability of the Lumia 735 in the UK with expected contract pricing starting at only £19.99. Featuring a wide angle front-facing camera, affordable price tag, a sleek, pocket friendly style and the integrated Microsoft experiences, the Lumia 735 lets people easily capture and share more of what they want.
The Lumia 735 combines a slim, vibrant and stylish look with powerful performance for an uncompromised smartphone experience. Alongside 4G LTE connectivity, the Lumia 735 provides the ease of use, elegance and outstanding personalisation of Windows Phone 8.1 to deliver:
- The first smartphone to go on sale in the UK with Windows Phone 8.1 including a beta version of Cortana, your very own personal assistant.
- Memorable Skype video calls; with the wide-angle front-facing camera people can share more of the world around them, or bring more family and friends into a call.
- Unbeatable selfies with a full HD 5MP front-facing camera, and the ability to quickly and easily share your great pictures social networks like Facebook and Instagram.
- Unbelievable backgrounds during those great selfie shots – with a focal length of 24mm, Lumia 735’s front-facing camera captures more of the scene, ensuring friends don’t cut out another member of the group.
- Totally unique selfies with the updated Lumia Selfie app which comes pre-loaded on the Lumia 735.
- A powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor*, with a quad core CPU driven at 1.2GHz, ensures a fast and smooth user experience.
- The latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 is also installed including one swipe notifications from Action Center, personal assistant Cortana, and a super-fast Word Flow keyboard.
- A viewing angle of almost 180 degrees so you can watch your favourite shows, movies or video clips even in bright sunlight on the 4.7” HD OLED display.
- Seamless integration with built in Microsoft services such as Skype and Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is available out of the box for leading productivity on the go.
- 30GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive to sync, store, access and share your photos and documents online, across all your devices.
- Pin playlists, routes, web pages and documents directly to the start screen as Live Tiles to access your favourite content quickly.
- A world of apps available on Windows Phone, including favourites like Instagram, Vimeo, and Uber– plus great apps like OneNote that sync across devices so people can pick up just where they left off.
- HERE Maps, Drive+ and Transit are easy to pin, use and follow on the ample 4.7” screen.
- SensorCore low-power motion sensing technology comes as standard and tracks motion and location, enabling the next generation of fitness apps like Bing Health & Fitness, Fitbit and Adidas MiCoach.
- A large 2220mAh battery to keep you going throughout the day. You can even replace the back cover with a wireless charging shell (charging pad sold separately) and top up as you go just by putting your phone down – no fumbling for charger plugs again!
“People are moving from using their front-facing camera to take a close up selfie or have a solo Skype call, to making it much more about where they are and what they are doing with their friends” said Conor Pierce, VP of Microsoft Devices for the UK and Ireland. “With the Lumia 735 we’re enabling people too simply and quickly capture and share more of what they want, it’s a great innovation and showcases the best of Microsoft experiences.”
The Lumia 735 is expected to be available in the UK from all major retailers from the 2nd of October 2014. The Lumia 735 will be available in a range of colours including bright orange, bright green and stylish neutrals such as dark grey and white.
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Tech specs summary:
|Operating System||Windows Phone 8.1 Update with Lumia Denim|
|Display||4.7” HD OLED 720×1280 screen
2.25D curved glass
Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
|Battery||2220 mAh battery
Wireless charging compatible (with optional shell)
|Connectivity||Snapdragon 400 processor featuring integrated 4G LTE modem, NFC, Qualcomm® IZat™ GNSS (including BeiDou), 802.11n Wi-Fi, BT 4.0 LE and FM, microUSB, DLNA, Nano SIM|
|Processor||Snapdragon 400 processor featuring a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU|
|Main Camera||6.7 MP FF, Improved Nokia Camera, LED flash|
|Front Facing Camera||5 MP wide-angle Full HD, 1080p video|
|Memory||8GB + 15GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB|
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