Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Nokia never fails to impress with its product designs, be it a high-end smartphone or a budget feature-phone. Today, they announced the new Asha 501 – running the company’s new platform called the Asha OS.
For the specs — it has a 3-inch (240×320 pixel) multi-touch display, WiFi connectivity, and a 3.15-megapixel camera. It will also come in a dual-SIM variant and will be available in yellow, blue, green, red, white and black colors.
The phone is priced at $99 before taxes (around Php4,000), which would be still affordable considering that Nokia has Lumias covering the near Php10k range.
Nokia Asha 501 specs:
3-inch 240×320 TFT LCD display, 133ppi
128 MB internal memory
microSD up to 32 GB
3.15 MP camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Nokia Asha 1.0
1200 mAh battery
99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm (dimensions)
98.2 g (weight)
A cool thing to note here is how the new Asha platform works. Swiping is very much needed in the device which is reminiscent of the MeeGo platform running on the N9. A few titles such as Plants vs Zombies are also shown in the video, which makes it an even more interesting phone.