Microsoft launches most-affordable Lumia 430 Dual SIM, to reach India in April

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Microsoft has unveiled the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, which is by far company’s most affordable Lumia smartphone. The phone will be even cheaper than the Lumia 435, which was launched earlier this year.

Lumia 430 Dual SIMThe design of Lumia 430 Dual SIM is somewhat different from the Lumia 435, but the specification are identical. The phone features a 4-inch WVGA display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update, sports a 2-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera without flash and VGA front-facing camera. The device is upgradable to Windows 10 in future as confirmed by Microsoft. Also, the phone has Smart Dual SIM feature, which enables users to assign unique profiles to SIM cards.

The Lumia 430 will be available in bright orange and black colors for a price of US$ 70 (Rs. 4,384 approx.) excluding taxes and subsidies. It will be up for sale at stores in India, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus in April.

Commenting on the launch, Jo Harlow, Microsoft’s corporate vice president, said, “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,” he said.

Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM Specifications

  • 4-inch LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC paired with 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, further expandable up to 128GB via microSD
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim
  • 2MP rear camera and VGA front camera
  • Measures 120.5 x 63.19 x 10.63 mm and weighs 127.9 g
  • Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS
  • 1,500 mAh battery

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