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New Windows 10 for phones flagship appears with Verizon logo (Update)

by Todd Haselton | May 6, 2015May 6, 2015 7:40 am PDT


We learned earlier this week that Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch two brand-new flagship smartphones, likely in tandem with the launch of its new Windows 10 for phones operating system. The OS isn’t supposed to land until after the full version of Windows 10 hits this summer, so we’re expecting the new devices sometime in the fall. Now we might be getting a peek at one of them.

Phone Scoop noticed a device with a Microsoft logo passing through the FCC recently, and it’s tagged with a Verizon logo suggesting it will at least appear on that carrier. It supports Verizon’s CDMA and LTE networks, but little else is known about the smartphone. We can see a somewhat smallish camera module on the back, at least compared to the larger humps we’ve seen on other smartphones, and a single LED flash. We’re expecting other high-end trimmings like a Quad HD display and a new processor, but those components aren’t detailed.

We don’t know when the mystery device will launch, but again we suspect it’s probably likely we’ll hear more about it toward the end of the summer or in the early fall.

Update: ┬áIt appears this could be a Verizon Lumia 735, though without the standard Nokia logo and with Microsoft’s logo in its place.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...