Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM Is the Most Affordable Lumia Yet

Microsoft as promised has launched its most affordable Lumia handset yet in India, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM. Priced at Rs. 5,299, the Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM will be available in the country starting Thursday.Initially announced in March, Microsoft touts the Lumia 430 Dual SIM as its “most affordable Lumia to-date”. The Redmond giant last month had promised that the Lumia 430 Dual SIM will be unveiled for the Indian market by end of April and the company has indeed kept its promise.

One of the biggest highlights of the Lumia 430 Dual SIM is it can be upgraded toWindows 10 when it becomes available later this year.

Microsoft has been continuously pushing affordable Lumia handsets in various markets. The company in January launched the new affordable Lumia 400-series smartphones, the Lumia 435 and Lumia 435 Dual SIM, alongside the Lumia 532 andLumia 532 Dual SIM.

microsoft_lumia_430_dual_sim_hands_press_image.jpgThe Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM runs Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update. It features a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) LCD display offering a pixel density of 235ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of built-in storage expandable further via microSD card (up to 128GB). Much like other Lumia handsets, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM also comes with 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage. The smartphone supports dual Micro-SIM cards.

It sports a 2-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera while also housing a 0.3-megapixel front camera. The handset is backed by a 1500mAh replaceable battery, measures 120.5×63.19×10.63mm, and weighs 127.9 grams.

The Lumia 430 Dual SIM features a suite of Microsoft services including Microsoft’s Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote), Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, and users can download more apps from the Windows Phone Store. The Lumia 430 Dual SIM comes in Bright Orange and Black colours.