Nokia is planning to bring an entry level Smartphone called Asha 501to counter the cheap Android Smartphone’s. It has been notified by @EVleaks which has posted some claimed images of the handset on its Twitter account. The Nokia Asha 501 is to come with design like the Nokia Lumia phones as per the images. The Asha 501 features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, and a slightly larger display than Asha 311 which has a 3 inch touch screen.
This handset is expected to have at least 1 GHz processor. Indian and Chinese brands have overflowed the mobile phone market with their inexpensive Android handsets at feature phone prices. To defy them, Nokia some time back unveiled its Asha 311 which received immense success especially in the Indian market. Thus Nokia Asha 501 is expected to be priced around Rs 8,000 in retail so that users’ don’t get disappointed.
Asha series is based on Series 40 operating system which has already been optimized for touch based phones. It has Smartphone like features like Notification, apps support (with quite a big app base) as it was developed for feature phones. Nokia is also providing free music, games and apps to sell its Asha phones.