Microsoft’s Lumia 430 Will Cost $70; But India Isn’t On The List Of Launch Locations (Yet)

Microsoft has unveiled its cheapest Lumia smartphone ever – the Dual-SIM Lumia 430 – which will go on sale in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus from April at a cost of $70 (approx Rs 4,400).
Surprisingly India doesn’t make the cut of regions where the devices will be launched first, which is odd given that the country is still one of the largest market for Lumia phones.
The device comes loaded with Microsoft’s latest mobile OS, Windows 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, and will even be upgraded to Windows 10 once the software is out.
On the hardware front, the Lumia 430 is equipped with a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) display that boasts of a pixel density of 235ppi. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, coupled to 1GB of RAM.
There’s a 2MP primary camera at the rear and even a 0.2MP camera unit up front. The Lumia 430 comes with on-board storage of 8GB, which is expandable to a maximum of 128GB via a microSD card slot, while all that hardware is powered by a 1,500mAh (user replaceable) battery.
Further, Microsoft is chucking in Skype, Microsoft Office and 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for all Lumia 430 users. The device does feature dual-SIM card slots, but lacks support for high-speed LTE bands, which would have been a revolutionary addition at the cost.

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