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Could this be a new Nokia Asha phone?

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Could this be a new Nokia Asha phone?

Phones belonging to Nokia's Asha lineup are anything but exciting, which comes as no surprise since they belong to the feature phone kind. Yet they are doing quite well in developing market, so perhaps it makes sense for their maker to keep on developing the series and expand it even further. Well, that's exactly what might be going on at Nokia's workshops right now.

The phone that appears in the image above was posted online by @evleaks – a trustworthy source of insider information. Supposedly, that's a new Nokia Asha model right there, or at least a concept of what the company has in stock for its budget-conscious customers. 

Supposed renderings of Nokia Asha concepts
Supposed renderings of Nokia Asha concepts

Supposed renderings of Nokia Asha concepts

The handset, if real, appears to have adopted quite a few visual cues from the Nokia Lumia smartphones, including the colorful shell and the simplified interface. It also looks quite iPhone-esque with that single button positioned in the middle. While this recent leak shows only the handset's front side, a set of renderings leaked back in February shows what's hiding in the back.

Ultimately, what makes us think that we're looking at a conceptual device is the home button's design – the device in the middle has a "back" arrow while the ones on its sides have just a simple circle. But then again, what's rendered in the image might not differ much from what Nokia's about to launch. What do you, guys, think? Would a simpler design make Ashas more attractive?

source: @evleaks

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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 09:52 3

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Looks quite.......strange on the front. :/

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 10:35 3

8. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


I'd wager to say apple won't even bother to sue this one, apple is only suing its competitors that are making some tractions

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 10:38 1

9. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yup, I agree. Maybe now Apple is targeting Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 etc. Will Apple sue Nokia for this Asha? I think not.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 10:47

10. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


asha isn't worth apple's money, wasting my money apple said

just let it be and see what kind of traction it will make

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 10:59 4

11. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2044; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Are kidding me? The Asha range has more traction in developing markets than the iPhone.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:07 1

13. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i was just sayin that apple won't even bother to sue this one although it takes some design cues from iPhone like the home button and the rounded corners

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:19

16. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yup, the home button and the rounded corners are almost the same as the iPhone. But, I still think that Apple won't sue Nokia for this, Apple is going down and down, money should be wasted on it's competitors, not this.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:10 2

14. Sultan22 (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Nokia have the biggest bezels !!!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:10

24. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


same like HTC one

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 15:47 1

28. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Well atleast the HTC One's bezels are here for a reasoon, to house front facing speakers, it's not a useless black bezel.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 01:03

34. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Thats why their phones are tough

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:17

39. vincelongman (Posts: 1314; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


iPhones are the most popular phones, yet they also have huge bezels

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 12:22

21. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


I don't see how considering it doesn't appear to be an actual button, rather an on screen one. That plus its just a dot.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 09:54 6

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 364; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Nokia Lumasha(lumia+asha)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 10:32 6

7. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1145; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


*lumiasha is better.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:11

15. Sultan22 (banned) (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


I hope it will be more apps and games for asha.

With lumia is lousy and very scant.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 09:57 2

3. reyyys (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


that phone is so cool

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 10:01 7

4. Arthurhkt (Posts: 102; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Probably just a concept design, but i do hope they will use the Symbian OS for their Asha series, atleast that the only way you can call these Asha a "real" smartphone not a smartphone "lite" :I

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:23 2

17. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


i also wanted them to use symbian instead of s40 for the lower segment, but they didn't. Symbian belle was better than the symbian s40 atleast..

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 03:26

38. reyyys (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


s40 is not symbian

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 04:38

40. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


whatever, but all i know that it is way inferior than the s40

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 10:01 1

5. stchigozie (unregistered)


I'd appreciate it a lot if the screen size could be at most 3.5". I am a deep fan of Nokia right from the onset...

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:01 1

12. Bappy (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


3"-3.5" screen with nHD resolution! with 5mpx autofocus(+flash) camera! I'm eagerly waiting for that true Asha flagship!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 10:06

6. nanbanda (Posts: 17; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


what happened to those tiles(windows).... a different version perhaps....

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:36

18. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Dear Nick.

The Asha lineup is Symbian powered and isn't Symbian DEAD already?!?!?!
How can this be an Asha?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 12:11 2

20. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


The Asha is powered by Series 40 (S 40), not Symbian, S 40 is not Symbian.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 12:37

23. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Isn't it built on the Symbian platform?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:43 2

30. yowanvista (Posts: 306; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


NO, S40 is based around JAVA-MIDP

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 13:21 1

36. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


My knowledge of symbian was flawed?
goodness, lemme kill myself @_@

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 12:04

19. Kriksis (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


I hope it is not extension of ASHA series...

I hope it is something completely new...

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 12:24

22. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


I think its new

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:11 1

25. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


i rather buy low end samsung or sony android, the price will be same

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:47 6

26. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Yet Asha would beat them in performence, battery life and build quality

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 23:06

33. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


*performance

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 14:17 1

27. JaseelEbrahim (Posts: 31; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


I think it may run Firefox OS as it has the same design of a Firefox phone.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:31

29. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


OH MY GOD, ROUNDED RECTANGLE! APPLE'S GONNA SUE!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 20:01 1

31. Dunknown (Posts: 81; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Looks awesome and high tech

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:25

32. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Gotta buy them all!
(if i can)

You'll have a pretty phone for a cheap price!
that's a twoffer!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:51

35. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 103; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


This must have the lowest 'screen to surface' ratio ..

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:43

37. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


This is the result of the Lumia and iPhone designs joining together.

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