Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 735 4G smartphone won't be launched today (22 January) in India as reported by some media houses.
On 21 January, one of the company's official Twitter handle- Lumia India had tweeted: '#WideLies #ComingSoon #22Jan' with a orange phone with message inside reading – "GET READY FOR WIDER PICTURE; WIDELIES COMING SOON".
This tweet apparently led many to believe that Microsoft will finally launch the 4G-LTE Lumia 735 in India, which missed its debut in October last year. On 1 October, Microsoft had launched Lumia 730, 830 and 930 in India.
Today, technology blog, The Mobile Indian citing reliable sources at Microsoft has confirmed that Nokia Lumia 735 will not be launched in India on 22 January and clarified that the aforementioned tweet was related to Lumia 535 promo.
On further questioned on the actual release date details of Lumia 735, he declined to comment and re-iterated that the company's main focus is on the budget Lumia 535.
For the uninitiated, Lumia 735 packs identical specifications in terms of looks and internal hardware seen inside the Lumia 730. The only difference between the two is that the former boasts of nano SIM (single slot), 4G-LTE network connectivity support and has wire-less charging ability.
Key specifications of Nokia Lumia 730 Dual and Lumia 735:
|Model||Nokia Lumia 730 Dual||Nokia Lumia 735|
|Display||4.7-inch HD (720x1280p) ClearBlack OLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3Pixel density: 316 ppi (Pixels per inch)||4.7-inch HD (720x1280p) ClearBlack OLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3Pixel density: 316 ppi (Pixels per inch)|
|OS||Windows Phone v8.1 with Lumia Denim update||Windows Phone v8.1 with Lumia Denim update|
|Processor||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series CPU||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series CPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 128GB||8GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Network||3G||3G & 4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM radio, USB v2.0,||Nano-SIM (single slot), wire-less charging ability, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM radio, USB v2.0,|
|Dimensions||134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm||134.7 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||130.4 g||134.3 g|
|Colours||Black, orange, white and green||Black, orange, white and green|
|Price (excluding local taxes)||₹15,299/-||€219 (around $288/₹17,355)As per press release published in September|
[Image credits: Conversations.Nokia]