Microsoft has announced the cheapest Lumia smartphone to date so here's what you need to know about the Lumia 430 release date, price and specs. See all Windows Phone reviews.

Windows 10 is coming this summer and Microsoft has announced another phone which is ready for the new operating system. The firm said it will bring "smartphone experiences, the latest apps and signature Microsoft services to many more people, sometimes for the very first time."

Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM: Release date and price

Dubbed by Microsoft as the 'most affordable Lumia to-date', the Lumia 430 will cost just $70 (£47) although that's without taxes and subsidies. We don't have a UK specific price but we'll let you know if and when there is. Also see: Best budget phones 2015.

Microsoft has confirmed the Lumia 430 Dual SIM will launch across APAC (Asia-Pacific), IMEA (India, Middle East and Africa), Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus from April. So a UK release seems unlikely for now but we already have the Lumia 435 which is almost identical.

Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM specs and features

Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM: Specs and features

The Lumia 430 Dual SIM, obviously has two SIM card slots and will come in either orange or black. It fits in with the traditional and now easily recognisable Lumia design.

Microsoft pre-loads the Lumia 430 with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim software but, as mentioned, it will be upgradable to Windows 10 later in the year. Microsoft Office is pre-installed. Read our Windows 10 for phones preview.

Hardware specifications are very similar to the existing Lumia 435. To this end, the budget smartphone has a 4in screen (480 x 800), a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 2 Mp fixed focus rear camera and a 1500 mAh removable battery.

It comes with 8 GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot for adding up to 128 GB on top. Furthermore, Microsoft offers up to 30 GB of free cloud storage via OneDrive.

Operating system

Widows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim

Display

4-inch WVGA (800 x 480, 15:9), 235 ppo

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 10.6 mm, 128g