Brand new Microsoft Lumia 430 is ‘most affordable Lumia to date’

Brand new Microsoft Lumia 430 is ‘most affordable Lumia to date’You’d be forgiven for struggling to keep up with the various Lumia Windows Phones. Time was we had a mere handful to remember, but there are now over 30 of the things.

This one is nice and simple though: the brand new Microsoft Lumia 430 is the most affordable Lumia yet.

The Microsoft Lumia 430 was announced this morning, and looks, well, very much like a typical entry-level Lumia handset, with familiar entry-levels specs.

Specifically, the Microsoft Lumia 430 kicks things off with a 4in display and 800 x 480 resolution. That mightn’t seem like a particularly high pixel count by today’s standards, but it was enough for the Samsung Galaxy S2 just a few years ago.

Further Microsoft Lumia 430 specs include a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage (throw in up to 128GB via microSD), 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, dual SIM compatibility, and a user-replaceable 1,500mAh battery.

Not too bad for 70 USD (“before taxes and subsidies”). That’d do a casual user quite nicely, and indeed Microsoft says you’ll be able to play games like Candy Crush and Minecraft: Pocket Edition no problem.

In further neatness, you’re also guaranteed an update to Windows 10, though it would’ve been pretty crappy – admittedly – to launch a new phone and leave users hanging just a few months later.

Microsoft Lumia 430 availability initially encompasses APAC, IMEA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus, where it'll roll out from April.

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