Nokia Introduces the Asha 501


Nokia introduces the Asha 501. Nokia introduced the Asha series handsets back in 2011 with the Asha Series 40 handsets. Since then the company has updated the feature phone line up with a few different models. After the Series 40 handsets Nokia launched the Asha 310 and most recently the Asha 210 QWERTY handsets. Today however Nokia has ousted their latest in feature phones with the Asha 510. The Nokia 510 is not for power users and may not hold the keys to city, but it will however suit the needs of many users looking for a solid, affordable handset.

Nokia is on a roll lately in major markets with their Lumia series devices, while Asha handsets pull up the rear in smaller emerging markets. The Asha 501 is set to help out and provide a quality handset at a low price point. Starting in June the Asha 501 will be priced at a mere $99 bucks. The handset will launch in ninety counties under the wing of some sixty different carriers. Nokia has also announced that the 501 will be offered with free Facebook data access for a limited time for new Asha 501 users in Africa and India. So what can we expect from the Asha 501? Hold on to your seats. The Asha 501 is small device. Its dimensions measure in at 3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 inches and sport a 3 inch LCD touch screen that offers up a 240×320 resolution at 133 pixels per inch. Internally it uses a 1200 mAh battery, supports expandable micro SD memory up to 32 GB. Unfortunately the processing specs are unlisted but is most likely not too impressive. Around back of the Asha you’ll find a 3.2 mega pixel camera with an F2.8 aperture and 320×240 video recording. It also packs in an FM radio; the Nokia Xpress web browser, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, and micro USB connectivity for charging and syncing. The device will be offered in both single and dual SIM variations and also comes with a removable casing that is available in white, black, green, blue, yellow and red.

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