Microsoft intros Lumia 430 low-end smartphone

Microsoft Lumia 430 cheap Windows smartphone
Microsoft Lumia 430
This new low-end Windows Phone handset has basic specs, but is Windows 10-ready and comes with 30 GB of OneDrive cloud storage.

Microsoft has just announced the cheapest Windows 10-ready handset so far, namely the Lumia 430. This basic smartphone even has dual SIM capabilities and its price is just $70 USD, but "before local taxes and subsidiaries" and may vary depending on market. It has "a compact, durable and colorful design" and comes pre-loaded with Skype, OneDrive, and Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Lumia 430 packs the following specs and features:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 4-inch capacitive multitouch with 480X800 pixels and 235 ppi
  • Cameras: 0.3 MP front, 2 MP back
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, micro USB 2.0
  • Operating system: Windows Phone 8.1
  • Battery/Autonomy: lithium-ion 1,500 mAh; up to 13 hours talk time (2G) or 8 hours 30 minutes (3G), 47 hours music play and 720 hours standby
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.28 pounds; 4.74X2.49X0.42 inches

This handset is only available in two colors, black and bright orange. While a US launch does not appear anywhere in the press release, the Lumia 430 will hit multiple markets next month, including Russia, the Middle East, Africa, as well as India.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03-19 (Update: 2015-03-19)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.