Nokia Asha 500 render shows an interesting new glass/polycarbonate shell design
But, Nokia Asha phones don't stun people with their capabilities, nor their internals. Instead, they combine the above-mentioned low price point with a cheeky design that comes in Nokia's signature palette of bright colors to capture the fancy of potential buyers that don't necessarily find a reason to dole out several times more for a feature-filled smartphone. It's the design, precisely, that Nokia has gone chasing this time around, for an interesting new render of an upcoming Asha – 500 – has been revealed by @evleaks. This time around, Nokia is going for something a tad more eccentric with the Asha 500, courtesy of its double-shot glass and polycarbonate design. The rest of the Asha 500 appears mostly identical to the Asha 501, as far as we can tell based on a picture – a camera flash, for example, is still missing. Having said that, it does appear that messenger app extraordinaire Whatsapp will finally make an entry onto Asha handsets – an oft-mentioned feature that previous Ashas lacked.
No release date has been set for the Nokia Asha 500, nor have we heard of the exact price, despite having a rather telling reference point, thanks to previous Asha phones.