Microsoft introduces Lumia 430, cheapest Windows Phone yet at only $70

Begins rollout in India, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Eurasia starting in April.

Microsoft on Thursday introducted the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the latest addition to its affordable range of Lumia smartphones and its cheapest yet.

For $70 you’ll get a Dual SIM smartphone with 4-inch WVGA display, 8GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM. This is all powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, and a 1500 mAh battery. It is also the most affordably priced Lumia that will be able to upgrade to Windows 10.

People around the world have responded enthusiastically to our affordable Lumia range. We continue to invest in this segment to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy signature Microsoft experiences, regardless of budget,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones at Microsoft.

“The Lumia 430 Dual SIM continues our commitment to combining the right hardware, software, services and apps with the right price to give people a smartphone they can afford and be proud to use.”

Lumia 430

Lumia 430 Specifications:

  • Colors: Orange or Black
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 4-inch WVGA (800 x480) LCD at 235 PPI
  • Networks: GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage; micro SD up to 128 GB, 30 GB free OneDrive cloud storage
  • 2 MP fixed-focus rear camera; 0.3 MP VGA front-facing camera
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1500 mAh removable battery
  • BT 4.0, USB 2.0 Micro-USB connector, A-GPS+GLONASS
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
  • Size: 120.5 x 63.19 x 10.63 (volumetric) mm
  • Weight: 127.9 g
  • Standby time: up to 24 days (576 hours); Talk time: up to 7.6 hours (GSM) up to 8.4 hours (3G)

The Lumia 430 Dual SIM will begin rolling out in select markets in the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus starting in April 2015, and in India toward the end of April 2015. It will be available in two colors: bright orange and black.