even lower in range with Windows Phone 8.1

even lower in range with Windows Phone 8.1

For a long time, the platform Windows Phone could not occupy the entry-level segment, leaving the Android competitor to occupy the niche with smartphones under 200 dollars. Now that it has acquired the Lumia smartphone manufacturing business from Nokia, the group Microsoft is investing more openly in this segment.

Since the beginning of the year, the company has been focusing its announcements on the entry-level, while waiting to unveil more substantial models at the same time as the launch of Windows 10. The models Lumia 435 and 532 were revealed in January for less than $ 100, followed in March by Lumia 640 and 640 XL offered at less than 200 €.

Microsoft Lumia 430

Microsoft continues on this path by announcing the model Lumia 430 Dual SIM which offers a 4 inch display 800 x 480 pixels and a SnapDragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, with 8 GB of storage space, expandable by port for microSD card.

On the back, you will only have to rely on a 2 megapixel photo sensor on the back and a 0.3 megapixel module on the front. Function Dual SIM allows you to manage separate profiles, with a number for family and one for work, and associated contacts.

The Lumia 430 Dual SIM is under Windows Phone 8.1 and can switch to Windows 10 (light version) when the time comes. Microsoft announces availability for the month ofapril 2015 at a price of 70 dollars HT, with a priority launch in emerging markets.