Microsoft’s Lumia 735 smartphone has been on the market for almost half a year now and we may have just uncovered a feature previously unknown. A teardown of the handset has revealed that there’s an LED light just above the display, but it’s lying dormant and cannot be enabled at this moment.
So why did the Redmond giant put such a component on the Microsoft Lumia 735 smartphone when it had no plans of using it? Well, the simplest explanation is Windows Phone currently doesn’t support LED notifications, but WMPoweruser is reporting that this feature will be enabled in the future through the Windows 10 OS.
So basically, Microsoft planned ahead when designing the handset in question. The LED isn’t clearly visible, but a teardown confirms its existence. Also, you’ll be able to see the small cutout for the light on the upper-left of the front panel as a minute spec. The report also notes that LED notification support will also be introduced on the flagship Lumia 930.
The downside is that Windows 10 isn’t expected to arrive until later this year and while there are preview versions of the OS available, we doubt the new capability has been included as yet. The Lumia 735 is a mid-range smartphone which runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update. The handset is being touted as a selfie release as it comes with a 5MP front-facing camera.
Microsoft Lumia 735 specs:
– Windows Phone 8.1 w/ Lumia Denim
– 4.7-inch 720p OLED HD touchscreen
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor
– 1GB RAM, 8GB expandable storage
– 5MP front snapper, 6.7MP rear camera
– 2220mAh battery
The only other way we see the LED notification on the Microsoft Lumia 735 light up before Windows 10 arrives is if someone tinkers with the software.