At $70, the Lumia 430 is impressively cheap and feature-packed.
Microsoft’s intentions to compete in the budget smartphone market have been made abundantly clear with devices like the ultra-cheap Lumia 435, and the Redmond giant is now going to an even lower price point with the newly announced Lumia 430. Aimed at emerging markets, the Lumia 430 will be priced at $70 yet offer the full Windows Phone experience, with Microsoft promising an update to Windows 10 later this year.
The hardware on the Lumia 430 includes a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4-inch WVGA (800 x480) display, 8GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 128GB), a 2-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera, a VGA front-facing camera, and a 1,500 mAh battery. The phone will be made available in black and orange, have dual SIM support, and will come with 30GB of free OneDrive storage for all users.
Microsoft hasn’t had an easy time competing with Android manufacturers in the low-end segment despite making some great devices, but the Lumia 430 could buck that trend considering it offers all the necessary features at such a low price. The Lumia 430 is set to be launched sometime in April, and will go on sale in India, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus first, possibly with a launch in the US and Europe later on.
Via: Android Central