The Nokia Asha 501 has launched today in Delhi, India.
A member of the unified modern design family, which includes the Lumia 920 to the Nokia 105, the Asha 501 sits perfectly with stunning eye catching colours and a two part construction with a removable mono body.
It’s not just easy on the eyes, the new platform is built on the best aspects of Series 40 to create something fresh and innovative; resulting in a fast, responsive and easy to use system. New functions and features can be expected with future updates thanks to the improved speed and responsiveness of the platform. Developers will also be able to create apps for the Nokia Asha 501 that will be compatible with future Asha platform-based devices.
Another great feature lies at the heart of the Asha 501, called Fastlane, which has been inspired by the swipe motion gestures on the iconic Nokia N9. Fastlane makes it faster and easier to access whatever is most important to you, it acts as an interactive second home screen and tracks up to 50 of your most recent activities.
An updated version of the Nokia Xpress browser, along with keeping their cloud-compression technology to reduce data by 90%, makes it quicker and cheaper to access the internet.
The Asha 501 features a 3.2-megapixel camera, WiFi, a lock screen with a glance able clock and the 3-inch capacitive screen is made out of hardened glass. There’s 4GB of internal memory and support for a micro-SD card up to 32GB.
The battery life offers an incredible 48 days in standby and 17 hours of talk time – which a lot of smartphones are lacking.
The Nokia Asha 501 will cost $99 before taxes and subsidies and will be available in more than 90 countries worldwide.
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