The Nokia Asha 501 first came to our attention about a month ago, when a few details popped up on the web. There will be no more rumors though, as the phone has been officially announced at an event in New Delhi, India. The phone will go on sale in June and will be available in as many as 90 countries. It is no secret that the device is aimed at customers with less money to spare and its price confirms it just fine. The Nokia Asha 501 will cost just $99 when it is released next month.
Nokia Asha 501 Smartphone – Overview
The handset belongs to a new family of Asha phones and provides functionality and experience like you have never seen on an Asha before. Measuring just 3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 inches (99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm) the Asha 501 is one of the smallest smartphones on the market, but it certainly catches your eye, mostly because of its vibrant color options: red, yellow, blue, green, white and black. As it is often the case with devices designed for emerging markets, the Asha 501 will be available in two versions: single and dual SIM.
The Nokia Asha 501 features a 3-inch LCD touch screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and is equipped with a 3.2-megapixel rear camera. The 1,200 mAh battery is said to deliver up to 17 hours of talk time or 56 hours of music playback. Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM radio and microSD card slot. The phone runs a new Asha platform which offers two UIs to choose from. Next to a traditional icon-based list of menu items you will find Fastlane, which provides quick access to recent contacts, and recently used apps and social networking features.
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