Microsoft announces the new Lumia 430 Dual SIM

Following its tease of a "super-affordable" Lumia yesterday, Microsoft has today unveiled the Lumia 430 Dual SIM. The entry level device succeeds the company's reveal of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL a few weeks ago at the Mobile World Congress 2015.

The Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM will be powered by Windows Phone 8.1 and will be upgrade-able to Windows 10 for phones once the OS is commercially released. The device has a 4" WVGA (800 x 480, 15:9), 235 PPI display and a 1500 mAh battery. It also boasts of 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor along with 1 GB of RAM. The Lumia 430 Dual SIM has 8 GB on-board storage which can be expanded using a micro-SD card. Moreover,the low-end device has a 2 MP rear fixed-focus camera as well as a 0.3 MP front-shooter. The phone is priced at $70, making it the most affordable Lumia to date. It will be available in emerging markets including India, IMEA, Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus from April 2015 in the colors orange and black.

Jo Harlow, Microsoft's corporate vice president for Phones says:

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.

Considering the price and specifications of the Microsoft Lumia 430, it is obvious that it targets the low-end price bracket - which is already flooded with quite a lot of Lumias. Nevertheless, people looking for an a decent low-end phone at an affordable price will surely find something to their taste in the Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM.

Source and image: Microsoft

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