Sprint, the third largest mobile carrier in the country, hasn’t had a Lumia-branded Windows Phone for quite some time even when these devices were being built under Nokia. Nokia sold its devices and services business to Microsoft and even then Sprint didn’t get its hands on a Lumia device, but now it finally has. It was revealed through a tweet from the official Lumia U.S. account that the Lumia 635 has landed on Sprint.
A couple of months before this announcement was made it was rumored multiple times that the first Lumia-badged smartphone on Sprint is going to be the Lumia 735. Clearly that’s not going to be the case now.
According to the carrier’s website Sprint’s customers can get the Lumia 635 for free with a standard two-year service contract. Those who don’t want to be tied down to a contract can opt to pay the full retail price of $168 for this smartphone.
Lumia 635 came out last April. With a 4.5-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz quadcore processor and 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage as well as a 5 megapixel camera it happens to be a very competitively priced 4G LTE compatible smartphone.
Sprint customers who have been waiting for a Lumia handset to arrive now have an option, even though its not quite the high-end smartphone that can offer performance similar to that of many other flagships that run on different platforms.