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. 

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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40 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

8. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

10. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

11. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

13. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

14. Sultan22

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Nokia have the biggest bezels !!!

24. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

same like HTC one

28. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

34. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Thats why their phones are tough

39. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

21. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 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.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nokia Lumasha(lumia+asha)

7. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

*lumiasha is better.

15. Sultan22

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

I hope it will be more apps and games for asha. With lumia is lousy and very scant.

3. reyyys

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

that phone is so cool

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 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

17. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 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..

38. reyyys

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

s40 is not symbian

40. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

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

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...

12. Bappy

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

6. nanbanda

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

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

18. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

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

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

23. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Isn't it built on the Symbian platform?

30. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

NO, S40 is based around JAVA-MIDP

36. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

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

19. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I hope it is not extension of ASHA series... I hope it is something completely new...

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