Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nokia to release three new Asha handsets

Nokia just announced their new phone line-ups.

The company pursues to keep up with the competition by creating a new Asha family, the Asha Touch. This includes the Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306 and the Nokia Asha 311, which obviously are all touchscreens and almost like smartphones. But what's great with this phones is that these phones have low prices even though they're feature-packed.

Nokia Asha 305


Nokia Asha 305 specifications:
  • 3.0 inches TFT resistive touchscreen, 56K colors, 240 x 400 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density), Multitouch
  • 10 MB, 64 MB ROM, 32 MB RAM (MicroSD up to 32GB)
  • GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth
  • 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, 176x144@10fps
  • Dual SIM
  • Accelerometer, Java
  • 40 free EA games, preloaded Angry Birds, cloud accelerated Nokia Browser, Nokia Maps
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1110 mAh (BL-4U) 

Nokia Asha 306


 Nokia Asha 306 specifications:
  • 3.0 inches TFT resistive touchscreen, 56K colors, 240 x 400 pixels, (~155 ppi pixel density)
  • 10 MB, 64 MB ROM, 32 MB RAM (MicroSD up to 32GB)
  • GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth
  • 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, 176x144@10fps
  • Dual Sim
  • Accelerometer, Java
  • 40 free EA games, preloaded Angry Birds, cloud accelerated Nokia Browser
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1110 mAh (BL-4U)

Nokia Asha 311
 Nokia Asha 311 specifications:

  • 3.0 inches TFT resistive touchscreen, 56K colors, 240 x 400 pixels, (~155 ppi pixel density), Multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 140 MB, 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM (MicroSD up to 32GB)
  • 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels,VGA@25fps
  • 1 GHZ processor
  • GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Accelerometer, proximity, Java
  • 40 free EA games, preloaded Angry Birds, cloud accelerated Nokia Browser 
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 1110 mAh (BL-4U)
What's great with these phones is that they're very affordable, yet they each possess great design and features.

Nokia Asha 305 has a price of about €63/PHP3,400, Nokia Asha 306 at about €68/PHP3,700, and Nokia Asha 311 at €92/PHP5,000. Not sure when will this be available in the Philippines (maybe 3rd or 4th quarter), but according to GSMArena, 305 began shipping in Q2, while 306 and 311 in Q3.

Source: GSMArena