Yesterday Nokia lifted the veils off of as many as six new devices, this way covering all sectors of the market – from tablets, through high- and mid-range smartphones, to lower-end phones. The last sector is represented by three new devices, the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503. All three smartphones are budget-friendly offerings priced at $69, $89 and $99 for the 500, 502 and 503 model, respectively. The phones will be available before the end of 2013 in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, with the Asha 500 and 503 hitting the stores also in Latin America.
Nokia Asha 503 vs. Asha 502 vs. Asha 500
The new Asha phones seem to be the missing link between feature phones and smartphones. The handsets belong to the new Asha series introduced earlier this year with the Asha 501.
Like other Nokia phones, the new Ashas are joyfully colorful coming in yellow, red, green, cyan, white and black hues with their bodies encased in transparent plastic layer.
With a 2.8-inch 240 x 320 display, the Nokia Asha 500 is the smallest of the trio. The phone also features a 2-megapixel camera, 64 MB of RAM, microSD card support, Bluetooth 3.0, and Wi-Fi.
The Asha 502 steps up a bit and comes with a 3-inch display with 240 x 320 resolution. Also the camera is more advanced sporting a 5-megapixel sensor with LED flash. The Asha 503 is very similar to the 502, however it supports 3G connectivity and its touch screen is protected by Gorilla Glass.
Nokia Asha 500 and 503 will be available in dual and single SIM versions, while the 502 will come to the market in dual SIM variant only.