Nokia will soon add two more members to its Asha family, the Nokia Asha 309 and 308 that will run on the Series 40 OS. These handsets are expected to hit the Indian markets by Q4 (2012) with a price tag between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 6,000.

When you talk about the Nokia brand it is either with the Windows OS or the Symbian OS. Nokia – Android may never happen. However Nokia is constantly updating their handset with common features found on the android OS, all these over the Symbian OS.

These Nokia mobiles will also feature the Xpress Browser that consumes less data at the same times speeds up the browsing experience thanks to the cloud compression techniques. For under Rs. 6K there are some really good android based handsets available in the market, hard to say if Asha 308 or Asha 309 can really make an impact.

Nokia Asha 308 Key features and Specifications

  • 3 inch Capacitive Multipoint-Touchscreen with WQVGA resolution (400×240 pixels).
  • Series 40 OS.
  • 64MB internal memory, 128 MB storage and microSD support.
  • Dual SIM supported (Hot Swappable).
  • 13mm thickness with 104 grams weight.
  • 2G (EDGE / GPRS), Micro USB, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3.5mm jack.
  • Rear 2 Megapixel camera (Fixed focus with 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution) with video recording.
  • Pre-loaded with 40 EA Games.
  • 1110 mAh BL-4U battery with up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 20 days of standby time.

Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309

Nokia Asha 309 key features and Specifications

  • 3 inch capacitive multi-touch screen with 400×240 pixels resolution.
  • Symbian Series 40 OS.
  • Single SIM with 13mm thickness and weight of 102 grams.
  • 64MB internal memory, 128MB storage and micro SD card of up to 32GB supported.
  • 2G (EDGE/GPRS), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB and 3.5mm jack.
  • 2MP rear fixed focus camera with video recording.
  • This one too comes pre-loaded with 40 EA Games.
  • 1110 mAh BL-4U battery with 6 hours talktime, 650 hours standby and 40 hours of music playback.

The Nokia 308 is dual SIM without Wi-Fi and the Nokia 309 is single SIM with Wi-Fi, most of the features are the same on both the handsets.  Stay tuned for more.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -