Nokia Unveils The Asha 501, The First In A New Family Of Low-End Smartphones

Posted on May 9 2013 - 12:49pm by Editorial Staff


Nokia today unveiled the first of a new family of Asha smartphones with the launch of Nokia Asha 501, the 2G, and 3-inch touchscreen device. The device weights only 98 grams and comes in six colors choices while the thing that makes it perfect is that it comes in just two parts: a durable, removable casing and the scratch-resistant glass display.

“Nokia has surpassed expectations of what’s achievable in the sub-100 USD phone category with a new Asha handset that is unlike any other, with design cues from Lumia and a mix of features, services and affordability that is valued by price-conscious buyers,” said Neil Mawston, executive director, Global Wireless Practice, Strategy Analytics. “This is a welcome addition to the market and a refreshing option for consumers looking to upgrade from feature phones.”

Features and Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm; 98 grams
  • Camera: 3.2 MP
  • Single SIM standby time: up to 48 days
  • Dual SIM standby time: up to 26 days
  • Talk time: up to 17 hours
  • Additional memory of 4GB (card included in box), expandable up to 32GB
  • Forty free EA Games worth €75 downloadable from Nokia Store
  • Available colours: Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
  • Suggested pricing is 99 USD before taxes and subsidies.

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