Nokia Asha 501 hits the shelves in East Africa

Nokia Asha 501

Nokia Asha 501

The first of the Asha Platform Nokias is now selling in Nairobi shops, and other cites within East Africa. The Nokia Asha 501 was launched on the 9 th of May and made available in markets like Thailand and Pakistan on the last week of June. It’s now 9th of July that we report the availability of the Asha 501 in East Africa.

Asha 501 Specifications:

  • 3 inch capacitive touch screen TFT Display, 240 x 320 pixels, 133ppi QVGA
  • 128MB internal storage expandable to 32GB via microSD, comes with 4GB microSD
  • RAM
  • Single SIM and dual SIM – microSIM
  • Asha Software Platform 1.0
  • 2G network, two bands, GSM
  • microUSB
  • 3.2MP camera, 2048 x 1536
  • Removable back shells, with colours Bright Red, Bright Green, White, Black, CYan and Yellow
  • Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1mm
  • Weight: 98 grams
  • FM Radio
  • 1200mAh battery (17hrs talktime, 48hrs standby

The Asha 501 will be available in black, yellow and red at the price of KES 7,999 in Kenya, UGX 279,900 in Uganda and TZs 179,900 in Tanzania.


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