Nokia Asha 500, 502, 503 ‘crystal-clear’ feature phones go official

All those rumors regarding the Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503 have turned out to be true. At the Nokia World event held in Abu Dhabi today, the company unveiled devices that play successor to the pretty popular Asha 501. These affordable touchscreen phones come drenched in various shades and are encased in a crystal-clear transparent shell for durability.

Let’s first take a look at the Nokia Asha 500. It is a compact device with dimensions of 100.3 x 58.1 x 12.8 millimeters and it weighs in at 101 grams. A 2.8-inch QVGA screen dominates the front side, while the flip side easily accommodates a 2MP snapper. The handset is based on the Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1 and draws power from a 1200mAh battery for 2G talk time of about 14 hours.

Nokia Asha 500

Next up is the Asha 502, a dual SIM phone that is graced by a 3-inch QVGA touchscreen of 134ppi. It makes the most of the Nokia Asha software platform 1.1 and employs a 1010mAh battery to cough up the juice for 2G talk time of about 13.7 hours. The handset’s internal storage is expandable by up to 32GB and it tags along a 5MP camera with LED flash and other advanced features.

Nokia Asha 502

And finally we have the Nokia Asha 503 that goes a step ahead of the two devices mentioned above to offer support to 3G mobile networks. It is slightly bigger than the 502, but is fitted with the same 3-inch display, except that this phone’s screen is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass. A 5MP snapper with LED flash and some proprietary Nokia features, has been tossed in and the phone powered by version 1.2 of the Asha platform boasts of a 2000mAh battery too.

Nokia Asha 503

Furthermore, the trio will be made available in vibrant colors like yellow, cyan, white, black, bright green and bright red. Both 500 and 503 will come in variants with either single or dual SIM card slots to regions like Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa. As for the 502, it will be released in all of these locations, except Latin America.

Slated to hit store shelves in this quarter itself, the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 are priced at $69, $89 and $99, respectively, before taxes.

Specifications at a glance:

Asha 500:

– 2.8-inch QVGA LCD touchscreen
– 2MP rear camera
– Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1
– MicroSD card slot
– Nokia Xpress Browser
– 1200mAh battery

Asha 502:

– 3-inch QVGA multi-touch LCD screen
– 5MP camera with LED flash
– Nokia Asha software platform 1.1
– MicroSD card slot
– Nokia Xpress Browser
– 1010mAh battery

Asha 503:

– 3-inch QVGA LCD touchscreen
– Corning Gorilla Glass
– 5MP camera with LED flash
– Nokia Asha software platform 1.2
– MicroSD card slot
– 3G connectivity
– 1200mAh battery