Microsoft has launched Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the company’s most affordable Lumia smartphone till date. It has a 4-inch WVGA display, is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 SoC, runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update, packs a 2-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera without flash and VGA front-facing camera. It is also upgradable to Windows 10 in future.
It has Smart Dual SIM feature that lets you assign unique profiles to SIM cards. Microsoft also launched Knockout on Wheels – an experiential initiative that will showcase the superior hardware and software experience and features offered in the Windows operating system and the Lumia 430. It will launch in Delhi and the van will travel over 200 cities across India, taking the Windows Phone experience to tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4 towns for the first time, said the company.
Commenting on the launch, Ravi Kunwar, Director North, Nokia India, a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobiles Oy, said:
The Lumia 430 Dual SIM continues our commitment to combine the right hardware, software, services and apps with the right price to give customers a smartphone they can afford and be proud to use. With the introduction of Lumia 430 Dual SIM, we have unlocked the promise of smartphone ownership for many more customers. We will take the Lumia 430 to consumers via Knockout on Wheels to build familiarity with the Windows Phone ecosystem and demonstrate the consistent and uncompromised experience that the Windows Operating System offers across price points.
Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM Specifications
- 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) LCD display
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with Adreno 302 GPU
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, up to 128GB expandable memory with microSD
- Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim
- Dual SIM
- 2MP fixed focus rear camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 120.5 x 63.19 x 10.63 mm; weight 127.9g
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS
- 1500mAh battery with up to 8.4 h talk time on 3G
The Microsoft Lumia 430 comes in bright orange and black colors and is priced at Rs. 5,299. It will be available across India starting today. It comes with several freebies that includes a 500MB of free data per month for 2 months for Vodafone customers, cashback worth Rs. 1000 (minimum Rs. 200 per month for five months) on Mobikwik for recharges and payments made using Mobikwik and discounts worth Rs. 1,500 from RedBus for bus tickets over 6 trips booked through the mobile app.