Nokia will soon roll out the Nokia Asha 501 with swipe based interface. The 501 handset will probably be priced well under Rs. 6,000 with new user interface (swipe based).

The Nokia Asha 501 will support the 2G networks only; however Nokia did confirmed that they will also launch the 3G version soon. The 501 will be available in single SIM and dual SIM variants. This handset runs on the Nokia Asha software platform 1.0 with 64MB RAM and 128MB internal storage.

The screen with capacitive touch is 3 inches supporting a modest resolution of 320×240 pixels. 2 point multi touch is supported. The handset is 12.1mm thick and weight is less than 100 grams. Other features are Wi-Fi, 2G, Bluetooth 3, micro USB and 3.5mm jack. This handset comes with accelerometer and proximity sensors.

There is single 3.15MP camera on the back with video recording support. The 1200 mAh battery gives a standby time of up to 45 days and talktime is an impressive up to 17 hours. On the dual SIM version the standby time is up to 26 days.

The price tag and the release dates are not yet known. Stay tuned for more.

Nokia Asha 501

By Rajeev Rana

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