Fresh rumors indicate that the Lumia 735 smartphone will be launched -- under the Microsoft brand through Verizon’s service -- sometime soon in the U.S. market. But neither Microsoft nor Verizon has confirmed the reports.

Microsoft Lovers has published a screenshot of a tweet that talks about the Verizon Lumia 735. But the tweet from the U.S. Lumia team has since been removed, WM Power User (WMPU) reports. Still, the leaked tweet seems to be clear evidence that the Microsoft Lumia 735 is truly heading to Verizon Wireless.

Also, Phone Scoop has published leaked photos of Verizon Lumia 735. Rumors are rife that the Lumia 735 will arrive preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2.  When the Windows 10 Mobile OS will be released, the Lumia 735 users will be upgrade to it.

The Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 were the last smartphones launched under the Nokia brand in September 2014 at the IFA tech trade show. The Lumia 730 has been available in Asian markets since last year. However, till now the device has not been launched in the U.S. 

The dual SIM version of the device was launched with the moniker Lumia 730, whereas the single SIM edition is called the Lumia 735. 

The Lumia 735 reportedly will come with a 4.7-inch HD screen that supports 720 x 1280 pixels. Under its hood is the low-end Snapdragon 400 SoC that comprises a quad-core CPU that can produce a clocking speed of 1.2 GHz along with Adreno 305 graphics. The chipset is complemented by 1 GB of RAM.

On the back side of the device is the 6.7 MP shooter along with LED flash. The front side is enabled with a 5 MP selfie camera. The native storage of the Lumia 735 is 8 GB and users can add up to 128 GB of microSD on its expandable storage.

Since the device supports 4G LTE connectivity, Verizon users will be able to take advantage of high speed data connection. It will come loaded with a 2,200 mAh battery. The Verizon Lumia 735 release date is still under the wraps and it is not known whether the device will be available for purchase through other cellular service providers in the U.S.

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