Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nokia Asha 308 and 309 officially announced

Two new phones will join the Asha Touch family: the Asha 308 and 309. These two phones basically share the same traits of their younger siblings, Asha 305 and 306, but now they have a capacitive touchscreen, compared to the latter's resistive screens.

Nokia Asha 308

Nokia Asha 308 has the same 3" display that runs in the family, but now it has a capacitive screen that is more responsive than his resistive-screened siblings. Nokia has also retained the 2MP camera. Dual-sim feature has been added to Asha 308 like his sibling, Asha 305. The rest of the features are the same with other Asha Touch, the S40 Asha Touch UI, 3x faster web browsing with Nokia Browser, GPRS and EDGE support (no 3G and WiFi), 64MB internal memory expandable up to 32GB microSD card, as well as the 40 free EA games you can download at the Nokia Store. 


It will be available in black and golden white.

Nokia Asha 309
On the other hand, Nokia Asha 309 is a much more powerful phone compared to Asha 308. It has the same features with the latter except that it has WiFi capability (but no 3G) and supports only a single sim. Other features include 2MP camera, S40 Asha Touch UI, 3x faster web browsing with Nokia Browser, 64MB internal memory expandable up to 32GB microSD card, Nokia Maps, through WLAN positioning, as well as the 40 free EA games you can download at the Nokia Store.

It will be available in white and black colors.


According to Nokia, Asha 308 and 309 will be at an estimated retail price of USD99 (excluding taxes and subsidies). It will be available by the last quarter of 2012.

UPDATE: Nokia Philippines said that it will be here soon.