Nokia is still gunning the low-end market with the unveiling of the new Nokia Asha 501 locally days ago. The phone was first unveiled a month ago in India, the world’s third biggest smartphone market. Its running of what Nokia called “Asha Software Platform” which is basically a revised Symbian S40 OS.
The Nokia Asha 501 is quite different from the recently launched Nokia Asha 210 because it has a 3-inch QVGA touchscreen with hardened glass protecting it. There is no 3G here but its has Wi-Fi and dual sim capabilities being the other sim is hot swappable even if the phone is turned on. The OS is slightly tweaked for it doesn’t have menus or even a home buttom because the UI is swipe based. The button below the screen is just a back button.Social Networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Foursquare are already installed on the phone. The phone has a unibody design with matte finish similar to the Nokia Lumia 620. The back cover is removable, replaceable and comes in vibrant colors
Nokia Asha 501 specs:
- 3-inch QVGA screen with 320 x 240 resolution with 133ppi
- 3.2 Megapixel camera
- expandable storage up to 32GB
- Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0
- dual sim, dual standy, hot swappable
- 1,200 mAh battery
- Nokia Asha 1.0 OS
- SRP: P4,490
The Nokia Asha 501 is now available on all Nokia Stores and authorized retail stores nationwide.