Microsoft’s most inexpensive Windows Phone handset to date, the Lumia 430, will launch this April costing the equivalent of just £50.
Windows 8.1 will be available out of the box and the device will feature a 4-inch touchscreen display with 800 x 480p resolution – nothing eye blistering, but nice and visual and with the latest Lumia Denim update included it’s very good value for the dosh.
The Lumia 430 also comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz and comes with 1GB RAM. 8GB of internal storage is on offer and this can be expanded to a generous 128GB through microSD and Microsoft will even throw in 15GB of OneDrive online storage for Lumia 430 adopters as well.
Microsoft trademarked software will be noticeable throughout with Office providing app based business solutions with Word, Power Point and Outlook and Skype will come preinstalled for video calls with a VGA front-facing camera to use with it. The main camera provided at the rear offers 2-megapixel resolution and rounds up a nice selection of basic features on this highly functional phone.
Microsoft is hitting low with the Lumia 430 after announcing the mid-range Lumia 640 and 640XL back at the Mobile World Congress at the start of March. The company is not planning to release another flagship smartphone to replace the Lumia 930 until it launches Windows 10 later in the year. Very soon the Lumia brand will have a nice coverage of the mobile market from top to bottom offering value and function which might get the market leaders and Android and iOS utilizers looking over their shoulders.
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