Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 430, a Dual SIM Windows Phone with a price tag of $70, that's below $100, making it the most affordable Lumia phone that will be upgraded to Windows 10 later this year.
The continuous release of low end budget Lumia Phones is a strategy by Microsoft to get Windows 10 in the hands of many many consumers. As you know Windows 10 OS will be delivered to everyone with a PC running previous versions of Windows, even if you are running a pirated version of Windows.
Microsoft is also working on a custom ROM of Windows 10 that can be flashed on any Android device, this will give android users a chance to use Windows 10.
This again is a nice move by Microsoft to get Windows 10 into even more hands.
Seeing as the low budget Lumia 430 will be upgradeable to Windows 10, as well as all other Lumia phones, expect a significant increase in Windows users whether on PC, tablet or Phone by the end of this year.
Here are the specs for the Lumia 430
|Operating system||Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim|
|Display||4-inch WVGA (800 x 480, 15:9), 235 PPI|
|Battery||1500 mAh replaceable|
|Processor||1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor|
|Main camera||2 MP, Fixed focus|
|Front-facing camera||VGA 0.3 MP|
|Memory||8 GB + 30 GB OneDrive***, MicroSD up to 128 GB|
|Dimensions||120.5 x 63.19 x 10.63 mm|
The Lumia 430 will be available in a couple of colors: Black, Bright Orange and will be sold in the Asia, Europe and Africa regions for $70 (before tax and subsidies) in April.
Source: Lumia Conversations