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.