At Nokia World, the company didn’t only focus on its Lumia handsets, but also updated its low-range Nokia Asha lineup with a number of new handsets including Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503. All three handsets comes with two layers of polycarbonate: a colored layer beneath an environmental friendly transparent layer, and will be available in Dual-SIM versions as well as single-SIM. They are more targeted towards emerging markets where people prefer to carry budget-friendly phones.
The newest additions to the Asha Platform family of devices – the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 – join the already successful Asha 501 in pushing the boundaries of affordable smartphone innovation. All three handsets build on Nokia’s renowned design and feature a new crystal-clear look; a fusion of ice-like transparency and bold inner color encases each phone to make it both elegant and more durable.
Both the Nokia Asha 502 and 503 will come with a 3-inch display and a 5MP camera. On the other hand, Nokia Asha 500 will feature a small 2.8-inch display with a 2MP back camera. On the connectivity side, Nokia Asha 500 and 502 supports 2G while Asha 503 comes with 3.5G connectivity.
All the handsets are available as single SIM as well as Easy Swap dual-SIM versions. All Asha handset comes with 64GB RAM and expandable memory of up to 64GB. Interestingly, the handsets also comes with WLAN and Bluetooth. In terms of price, Asha 500, 502 and 503 comes with an affordable price tag of $69, $89 and $99, respectively.
The new Asha lineup will be available in an array of colors including bright red, bright green, yellow, cyan, white and black with an expected availability in the fourth quarter, this year. They’ll be available in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East while Asha 502 and Asha 503 will also hit Latin America.
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