Nokia launched its latest feature phone disguised as a smartphone aka the new Nokia Asha 501. Yes, this new device is about to launch globally and it won’t be long until you can own one.
Nokia confirmed that the new Lumia-like device will be launching in Thailand and Pakistan this week. The said device will then roll-out to Europe and other countries in the following weeks. Unfortunately, the Nokia Asha 501 will not land in the US and Canada anytime soon.
The Asha 501 offers 2G connectivity only. It packs a 2” QVGA display, 3.2MP main camera, and 4GB worth of on-board memory. This device runs on Nokia’s overhauled Asha software which is known for bringing big Windows Phone icons and simple swiping. There are also two main screens on this device, one for the “Home” and the other one for “Fastlane”. It will land in six different colour variants: yellow, bright green, bright red, cyan, black, and white. The phone will offer you 47 days of battery life (on standby) and 17 hours of talk time (says Nokia).
The Nokia Asha 501 is priced at about £65. This device is meant for those who are trying to bridge the gap to a full smartphone device (from a feature phone like the Nokia 100 Red) or for those who are looking for a decent backup device (one that is pocket-friendly too).