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Microsoft Lumia 430 with Windows 8.1 Breaks Cover, To Launch in India in April

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the Lumia 435 that was the most affordable Lumia smartphone launched ever. Now, the firm has come up with the Lumia 430 that replaces the Lumia 435 and becomes the most affordable one priced at $70 (approx. Rs 4,500). Microsoft has announced that this new smartphone will be making it way into the Indian market in April.

lumia 430

Talking of specifications, the Lumia 430 boasts of a 4 inch LCD display with a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels that results in 235 ppi pixel density. It employs a 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor teamed up with 1 GB of RAM. There is 8 GB of local storage space that can be further expanded by 128 GB using a micro SD card.

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The Lumia 430 is given a 2 MP fixed focus primary camera at its back wand there is a VGA front facing selfie snapper as well onboard. The handset is packed with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and dual SIM support. It runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Denim update. It is claimed that the Lumia 430 will be receiving the Windows 10 upgrade once the platform is made commercially available later this year.

The device is energized by a 1,500 mAh battery under its hood that is claimed to render up to 8.4 hours of talk time and 24 days of standby time respectively.

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The dual SIM functionality in the Lumia 430 is the Smart Dual SIM one that lets users to assign different profiles to the SIM cards. The Lumia Denim update will bring Live Folders, Cortana and Apps Corner. Also, the Lumia Camera is preinstalled and it brings Lumia Selfie app to click, edit and share selfies. There will be preloaded Skype, OneDrive, Microsoft Office, Facebook, WhatsApp, Candy Crush Saga, Twitter and Instagram.

The device will be going on sale in the emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan this April.

Key Specs

Model Microsoft Lumia 430
Display 4 inch, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Windows 8.1 with Lumia Denim, Upgradeable to Windows 10
Camera 2 MP/ VGA
Battery 1,500 mAh
Price $70