Today, Nokia announced the low-end Smartphone Nokia Asha 501 at New Delhi. Nokia said that Asha 501 design is inspired from Nokia Lumia and brings the new Software for Asha series.
Nokia Asha 501 powered by the 1 Ghz processor and 512 MB of RAM. It has come up with a 3-inch 320x240px QVGA resolution Touchscreen display. It comes with two homescreens: one is a ‘Fastlane’ which is the default homescreen and the other is the traditional screen which lists all apps. ‘Fastlane’ is more like a notification panel where you can see all the present happenings via widgets, past notification.
The Nokia Asha 501 comes with a 3.2 MP rear end camera without flash. The Asha 501 has an 1200 mAh battery which gives you the battery life of 17 hours talk time and 48 days of standby time. It has 4GB MicroSD card inside which can be expanded up to 32 GB.
The device will come in two variants: single SIM and dual-SIM. You can interchange the dual-SIMs without having to power off the device. For the first time, Nokia has introduced the Micro Sim Card for this Low end phone.
TheAsha 501 will come with 2G only to target at developing nations where 3G connectivity is still not popular. But It will have Wi-Fi connectivity for faster uploads and Browsing. Nokia also said that they will develop 3G version later on.
Asha 501 will come Bundled with free data plans in Asia Pacific regions. For this, Nokia has tied up with leading telecom operators in those regions. Also, It has Preloaded with many Social Networks Apps like Facebook etc. This phone has Nokia Xpress browser which compresses the traffic letting users browse easily even over slow networks.
The device comes in multiple colours like Red, Cyan, Black, White, Bright Green, Yellow
The Nokia Asha 501 will launch in June in over 90 countries and priced at $99.