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Nokia Asha 501 picture and specs leak prior to Thursday's unveiling

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Nokia Asha 501 picture and specs leak prior to Thursday's unveiling
With Nokia having scheduled a press event for Thursday, the smart money has been betting on a new phone in the Nokia Asha lineup. The event is taking place in India and the Finnish manufacturer just teased the event with the musical question, "Ready to add some color to your week?" That question makes plenty of sense when you look at a photo tweeted by reliable leaker evleaks.

The Nokia Asha 501 in a multitude of colors

The Nokia Asha 501 in a multitude of colors

According to the tweet, tomorrow will see the introduction of the Nokia Asha 501. The pictures of the device show it available in six different colors, black, white, greed, yellow, blue and red. And while evleaks took care of the looks, the specs of the device also leaked. The budget smartphone has a 3.5 inch AMOLED display with HVGA resolution (320 x 480). A 1GHz processor is under the hood while 512MB of RAM is on board. A 5MP camera with AF is on back and while there is no dual SIM or GPS on the device, there is 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Powered by S40, the phone will cost 7,000 to 8,000 INR ($150 USD).

source: Sulekha, Techivian via SlashGear

UPDATE: The Nokia Asha 501 is now official and its hardware specs are different from what's listed above.

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posted on 08 May 2013, 23:13 19

1. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 185; Member since: 03 May 2012)

No matter how much you spend on a nokia, you are gonna get a good looking phone :)

posted on 09 May 2013, 00:07 1

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Agree, but anyway this phone will hardly make any money for Nokia. INR 7~8k would be crazy, considering that L520 is available for extra 2k. Also, indian android phone manufacturers are shelling out JB powered dual core phones, that too with 5inch screens.

I shared this news with my friends who are planning to buy lower-end phones but all ridiculed this one.

posted on 08 May 2013, 23:19 4

2. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)

Looks like galaxy y or d champ w/ iphone5's edge :)
Im gonna get one for my kiddie coz :)

posted on 08 May 2013, 23:22 2

3. tedkord (Posts: 14124; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

What is with Nokia and the super thick phones in hideous pastels? They make otherwise nice looking phones look like fisher price toys.

posted on 08 May 2013, 23:43 12

4. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Still better than any iphone

posted on 08 May 2013, 23:51 9

5. Shubham412302 (Posts: 453; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

nokia should have dumped s40 and should have used belle in its featured phones. we could have got good multitasking device.
s40 is not good for multitasking

posted on 09 May 2013, 00:44 2

8. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

correction: s40 don't multitask at all!! it's a java but it can't multitask! unlike BB7!

posted on 09 May 2013, 00:42 8

7. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

it doesn't make sense if it's running s40 coz it has the same specs of Nokia 808/701 and other Belle phones! 1ghz processor and 512mb of RAM!!!

PLEASE LET IT RUN WITH SYMBIAN!!! current updates are amazing!!

coz still Symbian is the multitasking King!!!! (I didn't realize that my cousin played with my phone, 25 games to be exact, and he didn't close it properly and yet my phone didn't hang!! unlike when he's playing with my Android! lags all the time when you're opening temple run and cut the rope! )

posted on 09 May 2013, 01:28

10. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

It SEEMS like specs are the same. But they arent because of the GPU. S40 and S60v5 had no support for GPU's. Nokia added support with Anna.

posted on 09 May 2013, 21:19

12. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

i know but how much is the GPU? $2-5? cheap android phones right now that is available in China has them yet they are cheaper!

samsung, nokia etc the reason that they got high price tag is because of their names! you're just buying the name of the company! remember the cost of a flagship phone (prior to s4) is around $200+ yet they sell it around $700 up!

so adding a GPU wont hurt or affect the price at all!

especially that the GPU that symbian uses is the broadcom one, and it concentrates on low end (low power mobile)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VideoCore

posted on 09 May 2013, 01:25 1

9. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

if only Nokia is marketing WP for Premium/High end device and Symbian for Beginner/Entry level device. they should dump S40 and further develop Symbian for feature-type phones.

posted on 09 May 2013, 02:35 3

11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


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