Nokia announces Asha 501 and Asha platform, design inspired Lumia

Nokia Asha 501

Nokia Asha 501 Nokia has finally taken the wraps off the newest Asha. The Asha 501. This is a full-touch Asha phone that runs a new Series 40 OS version called Asha platform that utilizes technology from the OS that Nokia acquired some time back, Smarterphone. The platform runs on gestures and borrows a leaf from Nokia N9’s swipe UI. Details out so far are that it has a 3.2MP rear camera without flash, removable back cover like that on the Lumia 620, dual microSIM (a first) runs on 2G and battery going some 17 hrs talktime and 48 days on battery standby. No talk of internal storage yet but it will have a 4GB microSd out of the box.

On the UI front, the Asha 501 has two homescreens, one an App Grid and the other called Fastlane.\

See Below official specifications:

– Dimensions:  99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm; 98 grams
– Camera: 3.2 MP
– Single SIM standby time: up to 48 days***
– Dual SIM standby time: up to 26 days***
– Talk time: up to 17 hours
– Additional memory of 4GB (card included in box), expandable up to 32GB
– Forty free EA Games worth €75 downloadable from Nokia Store
– Available colours: Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
– Suggested pricing is 99 USD before taxes and subsidies.


* when using the single SIM model
**Under test conditions; actual results may vary, depending on use.
** *Time implementation differs by country


  1. […] Nokia Asha 501 was announced in India on the 9 th of May. Almost two months later, the phone will start selling this week. Thailand and Pakistan go up in the pecking order. The two countries will be the first to sell the Nokia Asha 501, followed by India, the launch country thereafter. Roll-out to to other countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America will follow in subsequent weeks. […]

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