American software company Microsoft on Thursday took the wraps off the cheapest Windows powered smartphone Lumia 430 Dual.
Microsoft 430 Dual sports 4.0-inch WVGA LCD screen and runs on the Windows Phone 8.1 OS (with Lumia Denim update) out-of-the box. The company claims the new phone is also in the line of getting upcoming Windows 10 OS update, which is slated for a release this summer.
Under the hood, Lumia 430 Dual packs Snapdragon 200 series dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory, 2mp camera, VGA snapper on the front and a 1500 mAh battery, which can power the phone for close to 19 days in standby mode.
Prospective Lumia 430 Dual consumers stand to get free Office apps, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. These apps with the help of OneDrive cloud storage make project work documents available at any Windows operable devices, making it seamlessly accessible anywhere.
"With a price tag of 70 USD, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM becomes the most affordable Lumia to-date, bringing smartphone experiences, the latest apps and signature Microsoft services to many more people, sometimes for the very first time," said the company in a statement on the official Lumia Conversation blog.
Microsoft Lumia 430 Release details:
The company has confirmed that Lumia 430 Dual will be made available in bright orange and black colour options in APAC, IMEA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus from April for $70 (around €65/₹4,380) excluding local taxes.
As far as India is concerned, Microsoft is expected to release the new phone late April.
Once released in India, Lumia 430 Dual will be competing with the Moto E (both 1st & 2nd Gen), Android One series devices - Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice dream Uno, Asus Zenfone 4 and domestics brands.
Key specifications of Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual:
|Model||Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual|
|OS||Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim update (guaranteed to get Windows 10 OS)|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series dual-core CPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Add-ons||Smart dual-SIM feature, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB 2.0,|
|Dimensions||120.5 x 63.19 x 10.63 mm|
|Colours||Black and White|
|Price||$70 (around €65/₹4,380)|