Nokia Asha 501 Launched in India with an Eye Catchy Design
Nokia launched its budget smartphone phone Nokia Asha 501 launched in Indian marker for Rs.5199. Nokia Asha 501 is the first device to run the new Asha Platform with Swipe UI which is specially designed for Asha series phones. The design of the Asha 501 is inspired from Lumia phones.
Nokia Asha 501 powered by the 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. It has come up with a 3-inch 320x240px QVGA resolution Touchscreen display with just a single back button. There is also a 3.2-megapixel rear facing camera with 64MB of internal storage that can be expanded by a further 32GB via microSD card, and that battery life is promised to last up to 17 hours for talk time and 26 hours of standby.
Asha 501 features two home screens: one is a ‘Fastlane’ and which is the default home screen, and the other is the traditional screen which lists all apps. ‘Fastlane’ is more like a notification panel where you can see all the present happenings via widgets, past notification.
One thing I’ve noticed is it dosen’t have a 3G connectivity but don’t worry it has a Wi-Fi option.
Asha 501 comes with some unique features that people will love, some of them are noted below.
The New Asha 501 pins your latest calls, music and apps to one screen so you can quickly swipe back into whatever you were doing.
Instantly get to your favourite apps, social networks, contacts and what’s happening next in your life. Fastlane collects all this and more onto a single screen for easy access.
Free yourself from fiddling with controls and buttons. The swipe motion makes switching between apps and tasks fast and easy, so you can get on with the good stuff.
The scratch-resistant glass screen and changeable covers stand up to life. And the battery will keep you going with up to 48 days of stand-by time.
The phone is available in 6 bold colors like Red, Cyan, Black, White, Bright Green, Yellow. You can choose any covers that are easy to swap, so you can get a fresh look any time you like.
Nokia Asha 501 Complete Specifications
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 900 / 1800 – RM-899
850 / 1900 – RM-900
|GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 – RM-902|
|SIM||Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Status||Available. Released 2013, June|
|BODY||Dimensions||99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm (3.91 x 2.28 x 0.48 in)|
|Weight||98.2 g (3.46 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors|
|Size||240 x 320 pixels, 3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density)|
|Multitouch||Up to 2 fingers|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB card included|
|Internal||128 MB, 64 MB RAM|
|DATA||GPRS||Up to 85.6 kbps|
|EDGE||Up to 236.8 kbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v3.0 with EDR|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels|
|FEATURES||OS||Nokia Asha software platform 1.0|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM|
|Browser||WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML|
|Java||Yes, MIDP 2.1|
|Colors||Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black|
|– SNS apps
– MP4/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
– Photo editor
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U)|
|Stand-by||Up to 1152 h|
|Talk time||Up to 17 h|
|Music play||Up to 56 h|
|Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U) for dual-SIM model|
|Stand-by||Up to 624 h|
|Talk time||Up to 17 h|