Nokia has announced three new Asha phones targeting the developing markets: the Asha 500, the Asha 502 and the Asha 503. All three feature brand new designs with a “crystal-clear” look to make them both elegant and durable, and include a new user interface that enables faster sharing of images to social networks.
The Asha 500 features a 2.8-inch screen, a 2-megapixel camera and comes in single SIM and dual SIM variants; while the Asha 502 has a slightly bigger screen at 3-inches but also has a 2-megapixel camera. Unlike the 500, the 502 is available in dual SIM only.
The Asha 503 is the only phone in this new lineup that includes 3G internet connectivity, and includes a 3-inch screen and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. It also comes in single SIM and dual SIM variants.
The new Asha user interface includes changes to Fastlane – which gives you quick access to your apps, notifications and reminders – with an improved image experience, the ability to receive status updates from Facebook and Twitter, and the ability to control what appears on your screen. Asha will also include WhatsApp and three new imaging apps – Picfeed, Pictag and Photofunia.
The Asha 500 costs US$69, the Asha 502 costs US$89, and the Asha 503 costs US$99. All will launch in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East sometime in Q4 this year.