After successfully announcing the Nokia Asha 201 a few weeks ago, Nokia has once again come up with another addition to the Nokia Asha series of phones. This time it was the Nokia Asha 501 that was announced by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop in New Delhi. The announcement was made in an event that recently took place in the capital of India.
Unlike all other Nokia Asha phones, the Nokia Asha 501 is new and different. Nokia CEO says that the design of this phone is inspired by Lumia and it’s the first step in the next chapter of Asha. So you can consider the Nokia Asha 501 to be the beginning of a new era of Nokia Asha phones which might change from just phones to smartphones, running on Android or Windows mobile operating system.
If you are interested in the Nokia Asha 501, then it is important to know what the phone is made up of and what is present under the hood of this new Asha 501. Coming to the tech specs of the Nokia Asha 501, the device has a 3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320×240 pixels and is available in six different color options. The device is powered by a 1 GHz processor and has 512 MB of RAM.
One of the most interesting features about the Nokia Asha 501 is the high capacity battery. Nokia claims that the Asha 501 will be able to provide for 17 hours of talk time and 48 days of standby time. And another added advantage is that the battery on the Nokia Asha 501 is removable. The device also comes with a 4GB MicroSD card inside, but as of now we are not sure about the max capacity of MicroSD card that this device will be able to support.
Nokia Asha 501 will only support 2G and there is also a dual-SIM version available. Nokia also said that a 3G version will be coming soon. If you are planning to buy this device, then you will have to wait till the month of June, during which the Nokia Asha 501 will be launched in over 90 countries. It will be priced at $99 (unsubsidized).