Microsoft intros Lumia 430 low-end smartphone
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.