Microsoft brings Lumia 735 'selfie phone' to the UK, on sale from October 2

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced three new additions to its Windows Phone line-up: the mid-range Lumia 730 and its 4G counterpart, the 735; and the 'affordable flagship' Lumia 830. Unlike with the range-topping Lumia 930 - which took three months to go from being unveiled to actually going on sale - the company is rolling out the first of its newest devices much quicker this time around. 

Microsoft has announced that the 4G Lumia 735 - known also as the company's 'selfie phone', due to its impressive front-facing camera - will go on sale in the UK next week, on October 2, and will be the first handset to launch with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and the latest Lumia Denim firmware onboard. It will also include support for Cortana, Microsoft's digital 'personal assistant', out of the box. 

Key features of the Lumia 735 include: 

  • 4.7-inch HD (1280x720px) OLED with ClearBlack technology and Gorilla Glass 3
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage (with microSD support up to 128GB)
  • 6.7MP rear camera with ZEISS optics and LED flash; 1080p video capture at 30fps
  • 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens; 1080p video capture 
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • NFC and Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2220mAh battery
  • 134.7 x 68.5 x 8.9mm; 134.3g

The Lumia 735 is expected to be free on contracts priced around £19.99 or more. Microsoft has not yet announced off-contract pricing in the UK, but some retailers are already accepting pre-orders for the device at £220. 

If you're thinking of getting the device, don't forget to check out our hands-on first impressions of the Lumia 735, and its Lumia 830 sibling. 

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