Microsoft continues to add low-end smartphone to its portfolio and has unveiled the cheapest Lumia smartphone, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM for just $70 – before subsidies and taxes. The new phone runs Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 with Lumia Firmware out-of-the-box and will be upgraded to Windows 10, when the new OS launches this summer.
The Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM is aimed for those who are buying a smartphone for the first time or looking for a decent ‘backup’ phone. Despite the reduced price, the Windows maker has ensured to deliver a similar user experience that is offered by the more expensive Lumias. The Lumia 430 Dual SIM comes with all proprietary apps and the most popular services including Skype, Office and OneDrive (30GB of free storage).
On the technical specifications front, the ‘super affordable’ Lumia has 4 inches screen (800 x 480 pixels at 235 ppi), a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of main memory, and 8GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion up to 128GB. It also comes with 2MP rear shooter sans flash and 0.3 MP front-facing sensor.
In other sensors and connectivity features, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM includes WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, GPS, Accelerometer, Proximity, and Ambient Light Sensor. According to the company, its 1500 mAh battery provides up to 19 days of standby, 12.9 hours of talk time on 2G, 8.4 hours of talk time on 3G, 46.7 hours of music playback, 6.5 hours of video playback and 9 hours of Wi-Fi and navigation.
The L430 measures and weighs 120.5 × 63.19 × 10.63 mm and 127.9 grams, respectively. The new Lumia phone will be available in select countries including India, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus from April in black and orange.