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

0. phoneArena posted on 08 May 2013, 23:10

While reliable leaker evleaks has tweeted out a picture of the Nokia Asha 501, the specs for the budget phone have also leaked revealing a device with a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a 3.5 inch screen with a 5MP camera on back, with AF; the pictures show the device available in a multitude of colors for a low price of 7,000 to 8,000 INR ($150 USD)...

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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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