Sweeping in with low-budget smartphones, Microsoft has introduced Lumia 430 – a pocket friendly Windows Phone for $70.

The phone is designed in the typical Lumia style. It is a dual-SIM phone. The operating system running on this phone is Windows 8.1 and it has the option of being upgraded to Windows 10 as well. The storage capacity boasted by the phone is a respectable 1 GB RAM and 8 GB external memory.

Take a look at the specifications for the phone:

CPU: Dual-Core Cortex A7

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 200

OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1, upgradeable to Windows 10

Supported Networks: 2G, 3G

Design: 58.8 % display-to-body ratio, available in Black and Orange

Display: 4” with 480 x 800 resolution


  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal: 8 GB
  • Card slot: expandable by 128 GB


  • Primary: 2 mp with 480p video
  • Secondary: VGA

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, dual-SIM

Battery: 1,500 mAh

Price: $70

Lately, Microsoft has swiftly been penetrating the market with mid and low range smartphones that offer a fine set of features at a reasonable price. The penetration strategy will definitely pose serious threat to local mobile manufacturers and distributors including Qmobile, Rivo and Voice.

The Lumia 430 is due to come out in markets in April 2015.


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