Preview: Nokia Asha 501

Asha series phones have had a dream run in the India market , and now comes the new Asha 501. Fabulous in design, it comes for a retail price much less than what an average Android phone quotes in the market.

Available in five colors – Red, Black, Cyan, White and Yellow – you can make one of them yours very soon The device has gone up for pre-order at the Nokia Online store for just Rs 5,199.

The Asha 501 is designed similar to its Lumia series siblings. The device has a 3-inch display with a resolution of 320x240p. It is made of plastic and features a home button below the display.

Nokia Asha 501

The speaker and power button are on the right side. The new Asha 501 is powered by a new software platform which can be updated.  The Fastlane feature offers swipe motion gestures.

There is a 3.2 megapixel rear snapper featured in. However, it lacks a front facing camera for video chatting.

Customers get 40 games packed with the device for entertainment purposes. Games can also be downloaded from Nokia OVI store. Facebook, twitter, eBuddy are all preloaded.

The company says that an updated version of Nokia Xpress browser helps to load web pages faster and faster downloads. The device could reach your hands in both Single and Dual SIM versions. It has 4GB internal storage capacity, expandable vai microSD up to 32 GB and supports Wi_Fi and 2G. However, 3G remains missing.

The device claims a battery life of 48 days in standby and 17 hours of talk time.

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