Friday, May 10, 2013

Nokia Asha 501 launched: Asha OS gets retouched

Nokia is still pursuing its goal to reach 'the next millions' with the release of the newest and top member of the Asha family: the Nokia Asha 501. Keeping in mind people who want a simple yet capable, powerful, and stylish phone on a tight budget, the Finnish company really did gave a lot of effort with this new smartphone. What's new? It's a retouched S40 Asha OS with multitasking capabilities, Fastlane, more swiping, and a longer battery life, all packed on a design consistently running on the Lumia family. More info after the jump.

Nokia Asha 501 specifications and features:
  • 3" QVGA (320 x 480) capacitive touchscreen, 262K colours, 133ppi
    • brightness control, RGB Stripe, Nokia Glance screen, screen double tap
    •  two-point multitouch
  • expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card
  • 3.2MP fixed-focus camera, 2048 x 1536 pixels
    • 3x digital zoom , no flash
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth (3.0) and WiFi connectivity
  • micro-USB 2.0
  • accelerometer and proximity sensors
  • Nokia Xpress browser
  • Facebook and Twitter app
  • Slam feature
  • Java games
  • Other apps: Nokia Gift, Camera 5-in-1, Weather Channel, Assassin's Creed III, Little Big City, Real Football 2013
  • 1200 mAh BL-4U battery
    • standby time: 1152h
    • talktime: 17h
    • music playback time: 56h
  • Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1mm
  • Price: $99 (without taxes and subsidies, approximately PHP4,000)
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Another nice smartphone for Nokia: stunning design, new features, redesigned OS, multitasking, and many more! I can say this is a great jump from the previous Ashas. Although it still carries the same screen size, but with new features on a lesser price, it's already a nice deal!

By the way, a dual-sim version will also be released. Colors are bright red, bright green, yellow, white, and black. It will be available by June