Microsoft launches $70 Lumia 430
In a bid to keep things running in the midrange/budget-level field, Microsoft has followed up the January 2014-announced Lumia 435 with yet another Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone. The latest smartphone is called the Microsoft Lumia 430 and the Redmond outfit says SRP (suggested retail price) for the product is a mere $70 — super affordable compared to previous Lumia phones.
Much like the Lumia 435 spec-wise, the Microsoft Lumia 430 comes with a 4-inch 480p touchscreen, 1GB of RAM, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 chipset and expandable storage. The new handset also sports 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera as well as a 0.3MP selfie snapper up front.
In terms of connectivity, the device supports Bleutooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 2G EDGE and 3G HSPDA while the whole unit is lit up by a 1500mAh user removable battery which Microsoft engineers claim can give you 30 days of standby. The Lumia 430 will hit the shelves in Asia Pacific markets as well as in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus and some Middle East and African countries starting from April.