Nokia 501 is an upcoming entry level smartphone with Nokia’s own series 40 touch OS.
Nokia has seen a falling graph in the midst of cheap Android phones. Indonesian Telecom Authorities recently certified Nokia Asha 501 and Nokia Asha 210 handsets, according to reliable sources. Indian and Chinese brands have flooded the mobile phone market with their cheap Android handsets at feature phone prices. To counter them, Nokia some time back launched its Asha 311 which had tasted immense success, especially in the Indian market. To counter the cheap Android smartphones, Nokia is planning to bring an entry level smartphone called Asha 501, according to @EVleaks which has posted some purported images of the handset on its Twitter account.
Nokia is rumored to launch the new Nokia Asha 501 entry level touchscreen phone loaded with Nokia’s own series 40 touch OS . Targeted at the young people , it will be available in various vibrant colors of Red , Yellow , Green , Pink , and Sky Blue . Probably this is one of the step Nokia is taking to counter the highly growing Android smartphones market . At one point Android is one of the key power behind Nokia’s sharp share decline in mobile phone’s market.
Nokia’s Asha series of handsets do not boast of best of the specifications but suit the budget of common man. Among Asha 501 and 210, 510 are believed to come with better specifications and Asha 210 is a feature phone. Budget friendly smartphones from good brands have a huge market in upcoming markets such as India. Presently Samsung is offering many low end budget friendly handsets.
Nokia Asha 501 Technical Specs
- SIM Support: Single
- Operating system: Series 40
- Touchscreen: Yes, Capacitive
- Processor: 1 GHz
- Memory: 512 MB
- 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: WCDMA 2100 MHz
- Size: 3.5-inch
- Type: AMOLED Display
- Others: Capacitive Touchscreen
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G Speed (Download/Upload): HSDPA/HSUPA
- Wireless LAN:802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB port: Yes
- Main (Rear) Camera: 5 Megapixels
- Flash: LED
- Front Camera: Yes
- Video recording: Yes
- Audio Player: Yes , MP3
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes
- Email Support: Yes
- Instant Messenger: Yes
- Pre-loaded Apps: Games and Music
- Physical Keys: Home Button
- Handset Color Options: Green, Yellow, Red
- Inside the Mobile box: Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, User Manual
- Others: Phone Book, SMS Memory, Alarm clock, World clock, Stopwatch, Calculator
Nokia Asha 501 Price in India is expected to be around Rs.7,000.