Nokia, the Finnish gadget manufacturer is all set to launch the Asha 501 which will be taking on the entry level Android phones. Well, it seems Nokia is all set to bounce back by regaining some of its lost glory by offering the Lumia 920 followed by the equally well appreciated entry level models of the Asha series which will soon be having a brand new member i.e Nokia Asha 501. The handset is most likely to cost you around Rs. 8000. But, is the price right? Let us check out its most interesting features
- 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- 1 GHz processor
- 512 MB RAM
- Series 40 Operating System
- 5 MP rear camera
Nokia decided to do away with the classic design and come up with something really stylish. At the first look, the handset is sure to remind you of one of those stunning looking Lumia models. Adding up to the glamour is a comparatively larger display with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution.
The Asha 501 will be powered by a 1 GHz processor and a 512 MB RAM. Nokia should have worked upon incorporating a better RAM, at least 1 GB. But, that won’t probably affect the performance. The handset runs on Series 40 operating system. Originally build for feature phones, the series 40 OS is now more suited for a smart phone. Thanks to its brand new features.
The phone sports a 5 MP primary camera with LED flash and digital zoom and a digital front-facing camera. At 512 MB, the internal memory is too low, but can be extended up to 32 GB using a microSD card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and USB. Lastly, the1110mAh battery promises you a decent talktime.
Overall, the gadget seems quite impressive. But, will it be able to stand the competition from the Android biggies? You’ll have to wait and watch. For now, the handset truly seems to be a good deal.