Microsoft introduces Lumia 430: The most affordable Lumia smartphone

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Microsoft Corp. on Thursday unlocked the promise of smartphone ownership for many more people with the introduction of Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the latest addition to its affordable range of Lumia smartphones. Built with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor featuring a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, and with Microsoft , Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM was designed to help people achieve more at work, at play and on the go. Microsoft continues to expand its affordable smartphone portfolio, which now spans a diverse range of price points and capabilities, from the super-affordable Lumia 435 with Lumia Camera to the recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, which come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. People can have their choice of Lumia device to suit their everyday needs and budget. Windows Phone 8.1 devices like the Lumia 430 Dual SIM will benefit from further innovation, with the ability to upgrade them to Windows 10 when the service debuts later this year. The Lumia 430 Dual SIM features a compact, durable and colorful design with a vivid 4-inch WVGA display that brings all the latest apps, games and videos to life. With Lumia 430, people can instantly achieve more every day, and they can use Microsoft Office and Outlook for work and personal productivity. They can access up to 30 GB of free cloud storage on OneDrive for safekeeping important content. People can experience the fun of video calls with Skype-integrated calling and a front-facing camera. Smart Dual SIM allows people to assign unique profiles to their SIM cards, such as “work” or “family,” to help them better manage daily communication. Favorite apps like , Twitter, WhatsApp, Candy Crush Saga and Instagram are available, with more apps and just a click away on the Windows Phone Store. Speaking on this, Corporate Vice President for Phones at Microsoft, Jo Harlow, says “People around the world have responded enthusiastically to our affordable Lumia range. We continue to invest in this segment to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy signature Microsoft experiences, regardless of budget. “The Lumia 430 Dual SIM continues our commitment to combining the right hardware, software, services and apps with the right price to give people a smartphone they can afford and be proud to use.” The Lumia 430 Dual SIM will begin rolling out in select markets in the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus starting in April 2015, and in India toward the end of April 2015. It will be available in two colors: bright orange and black.

8 Comments

  1. Louis Offor

    March 22, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    This is so telluric. I can see what Microsoft is trying to do. (1.) Seize a sizeable share of the mobile phone/device market in some target markets and (2.) While at it try to optimize the gains of doing business in these selected markets! This business model is quaint and quite a master stroke! Welldone…Microsoft!

  2. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    March 22, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    This is good to know well done Microsoft company for this,at least we can afford it now.

  3. tyra bello

    March 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    that a good one. guess those that have been dreaming to use a lumia phone can own one now

  4. Sandra Chinasa Deborah

    March 22, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Kudos 2 d Microsoft cooperative bt pple like me re yet 2 knw all those features listed until we can able 2 grab one. Keep inventing.

  5. Grace Aigbokhae

    March 22, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    This is the right time to get Lumia Phone. kudos.

  6. Ndubuisi Oscar

    March 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Wonderfully made, hope it will be affordable to the masses.

  7. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    March 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    MICROSOFT wants to made life easy for us all. KUDOS

  8. Eunice Aigbokhae

    March 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I need to get one of lumia kudos pls