Nokia Asha 503 leaks: gorgeous design and most advanced camera in Asha series

Nokia Asha 503 leaks: gorgeous design and most advanced camera in Asha series
The Nokia Asha 503 is one of the devices the Finnish phone maker is expected to announce on October 22nd, and now we get to see a press render leak out and spoil the surprise. The press image, coming courtesy of the prolific @evleaks shows a device with a stand-out design. Nokia calls this design approach “dual-shot” as there are two layers that phone’s body is made of - a translucent outer one, and a colorful inner plastic layer.

The Asha 503 will obviously be a touch-only device (likely with a capacitive touchscreen) and the screenshots confirm it will run Twitter. As an Asha, it will run on the Series 40 feature phone platform in its latest version, optimized for touch and with some MeeGo-borrowed elements.

Interestingly, there’s a 5-megapixel camera with a single LED flash, the highest we have ever seen on an Asha so far.

The Asha 503 seems to come in six colors - a black, white, red, green, cyan and yellow. That’s about all the information we have about this device, but in just two weeks it should go official, do you think a feature phone like this could still reverberate with consumers?
source: @evleaks

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Asha 503
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Battery 1200 mAh(4.5h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Priced right, and these should be a hit in emerging markets.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Another Little Champ is coming to gain land of Nokia.

2. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lol as I read the title saying ".........most advanced camera" I was like OH s**t!!! BUT HOWWWWW!!!! and then it says "in asha series" I was like ehhhhhhhhhhh :/

3. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

still a better phone than samsung galaxy series

9. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Or say DIFFERENT, Playful and Refreshing

12. av911

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

And yet, you can't list ONE.

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

hahaha, so this is better than the series which brought you the worlds best selling phone, the worlds first flexible displayed phone and the worlds best selling phone series other than the iPhone!!! Good joke mate! Idiot

23. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

his definitely sounded like a joke... but u look pretty influenced by the GALAXYYY

4. DanielWalsh1294

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

That design is disgusting.

7. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

It's different, most definitely. First glance before reading the article and I thought it had a case on it. I'll probably get stoned for this but IMO, Nokia is to phones as Google is to software ideas. Both try some crazy things at times and sometimes pull off interesting innovations with their mad experiments.

5. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

One time one app ,this is disgusting series 40 sucks

6. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

One time one app ,this is disgusting series 40 sucks

8. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

It that a button on the back? If so, anyone know what it does?

11. Dastrix unregistered

I think it's the loudspeaker by the looks of it, but I could be wrong. I saw that on several Ashas.

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

If it is, that's a nice sized speaker.

16. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

it opens the back cover (as in good old days) so you can access the battery, sim and memory card...

22. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Very cool, thanks. I was on the train of thought that this was a solid phone without that capability. Great to see Nokia still offering that ability.

10. oOps..

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

for emerging markets, 5MP camera with flash will sell like hotcakes

13. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Asha 300 had a 5mp camera. And I thought the newer asha series nolonger call the platform s40 series?

15. Tumaini

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Stunning!

19. julz17ronald

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Cute design better than Samsung's low end phones.

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I wonder if Microkia is planning on bringing a tuned down version of WP8 to the Asha lineup in the near future.. That would drastically increase the capabilities of these feature phones, and spike WP market share.. After all, do you really think MS is not going to run their own software on their own phones❔... You can count on these phones running WP in the future..

21. z4520ft

Posts: 4; Member since: May 30, 2013

if the phone support whatsapp, then it will sells like hot cake. I own asha 501 for backup to my Lumia 920, whenever I 'm on long journey I switch my sim card to 501 and keep my 920 for camera and navigation.

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