Microsoft is announcing the Lumia 430, which is the cheapest Windows phone you can find today in the market. Before taxes, the low-end Lumia 430 costs $70, and for that money you are getting what you’re paying for.
The Lumia 430 features a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480, 15:9), 235 PPI display, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and a microSD slot to expand the storage. A 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and a relatively good 1500mAh battery powers the phone.
As for selfies, this handset only has a 2-megapixel back-facing camera and a VGA 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Obviously, this is not a phone that will give the most beautiful pictures, but for what you’re paying for, it can’t get better.
The new Windows phone will not be available everywhere, initially Microsoft is only planning to release the Lumia 430 in April in APAC, IMEA, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus.
If you’re a Windows fan, but you’re thinking on getting a more premium handset, then you’ll have to wait until the summer, after Microsoft releases Windows 10, which is when we will probably see new phones. Although, if you want to buy a high-end phone right now, you can always opt for the Lumia 930 or Lumia 1020.