6 May 2015

There's a new affordable Lumia about to hit the shelves

Source: Microsoft. The Lumia 430.

Microsoft has introduced Lumia 430 Dual SIM, now its most affordable Lumia smartphone that is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10*. 
With an estimated retail price of S$119, the Lumia 430 joins Microsoft's affordable smartphone portfolio, which also includes the Lumia 435 with Lumia Camera.

Built with Windows Phone 8.1, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor featuring a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, and with Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, the Lumia 430 Dual SIM is designed to help people achieve more at work, at play and on the go. 

The Lumia 430 Dual SIM features a compact, durable design with a 4" WVGA display. Users can access up to 30GB** of free cloud storage on OneDrive. Apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram are available on the Windows Phone Store.

“Given the success of our affordable Lumia range, it is clear that people are looking for a smartphone that is good value for money, but still works smoothly and easily,” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. “The Lumia 430 Dual SIM is optimised to bring price points even lower, while offering features that are capable of fulfilling business and personal 

The Lumia 430 Dual SIM will be available in Singapore at Microsoft Authorized Mobile Resellers in Funan DigitaLife Mall and GadgetWorld, 3Mobile and Handphoneshop outlets from 9 May. It is available in bright orange and black.

Need background? Read the TechTrade Asia blog post on the launch of the Lumia 640 and 640XL.

*Like any upgrade to a new operating system, not every phone will support all possible Windows 10 features. Certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware.
**Up to 30GB free when camera backup is activated.