As promised, Microsoft has officially announced the cheapest Lumia smartphone dubbed as the Lumia 430 Dual. Phone comes in Black and bright orange color option and is priced at US$ 70 which converts to Rs. 4,380 or Euro 65. The phone will start selling from April 2015 in Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
[wpsm_quote author=”Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft” float=”left” width=”100%”]People around the world have responded enthusiastically to our affordable Lumia range. We continue to invest in this segment to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy signature Microsoft experiences, regardless of budget, The Lumia 430 Dual SIM continues our commitment to combining the right hardware, software, services and apps with the right price to give people a smartphone they can afford and be proud to use.[/wpsm_quote]
Phone dimensions are 120.5 x 63.2 x 10.6 mm and weighs 127.9 Grams. It has Smart Dual SIM function which enables users to assign unique profiles to their SIM Cards (Office, Home). It runs on Windows 8.1 OS which is upgradable to Windows 10 OS in future.
The Lumia 430 Dual specs include a 4-Inch LCD Display with 800 x 480 Pixels Resolution and 235ppi Pixel Density. This mobile phone gets the processing power from 1.2GHz Dual Cortex-A7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8210 Processor, Adreno 302 GPU and 1GB RAM. Internal storage is 8GB which is expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card. Microsoft is also offering 30GB of Cloud storage along with this Smartphone.
On the front is a VGA Camera coupled with 2 Mega Pixel main shooter on the back. Some camera features include 1.5-Inch Sensor Size, F/2.2 Aperture, 44 cm minimum focal range, Fixed focus and FWVGA video recording. The hardware is back with 1500 mAh removable battery that gives up to 8.4 Hours or 3G talk time or 12 days on standby.
This phone has all the connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth V4.0 with A2DP, MicroUSB V2.0, A-GPS / GLONASS, FM Radio, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc.