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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Nokia Asha 501 Dual-SIM officially launced in the Philippines

Nokia Philippines officially launched the Nokia Asha 501 Dual-SIM variant of the Asha 501, the first smartphones built on the new Asha 2013 platform, which is now available in stores for only Php4,490 (SRP). The handset is a full touchscreen handset aimed at touchscreen mobile phone users. This device also comes with an affordable price tag and it would fit perfectly within the budget of an entry level touchscreen mobile phone user.

OS & Processor

This device runs on the new Asha software platform. The Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM is the first handset to feature this software. This device also has swipe UI. There is a 1 GHz processor loaded in the handset for the smooth performance of the device. It also features 64 MB RAM in it.


The Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM comes with a 3-inch display screen that offers visuals at 320 x 240 pixels. This handset comes with a bar shaped design and its touchscreen ensures easy navigation. It measures 12.1 mm in thickness and weighs about 98 grams. The 1200 mAh battery loaded in this handset promises up to 17 hours of talk time and 26 days of standby time (for dual SIM).

Camera & Memory

This handset comes with a 3.2 MP camera that helps in capturing images with impressive resolution. The internal memory of this handset is not so significant. However, the Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM has a microSD slot for memory expansion up to 32 GB. This device comes with 4 GB microSD card included in it.

Media & Connectivity

The Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM comes with media features that include music player, video player, FM radio and SNS apps etc. Internet support is offered through different platforms like WiFi, GPRS and EDGE. The Xpress Browser loaded in this handset offers great browsing experience for the user. This handset also comes with Bluetooth and micro USB port for file transfer.

Nokia Asha 501 specifications:
Dual-SIM, Dual standby
3″ 256K-color QVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen, @ 240×320 pixels, 133ppi
Scratch-resistant glass
128MB internal storage, 64MB of RAM
Expandable up to 32GB via microSD
3.15 MP fixed-focus camera
QVGA (240 x 320) video recording at 15fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR
FM radio tuner
Li-Ion 1,200mAh battery
Asha platform 1.0
Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm,
Weight: 98.2 g

Nokia Asha 501 Dual-SIM has an SRP of Php4,490 and is available in Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black. It has been said that a 3G version of the device will soon be available.