In just a few hours, Nokia will unveil a new phone in Delhi. Word is that the Finnish phone maker will be adding to its Asha range of feature phones. The company had already launched the Nokia Asha 201 last month and the event today is expected to be for a more high-end device.
A picture leaked on Twitter by EvLeaks suggests that Nokia will be launching Asha 501. The image shows the phone in several colours – black, white, red, blue, green and yellow – and the design reminds us of any number of Nokia Lumia phones over the years.
Nokia Asha 501, 2013 twitter.com/evleaks/status…
— @evleaks (@evleaks) May 8, 2013
Not much else can be surmised from these pictures, but it looks like the new Asha phone will be a full touch number and the screen size from the image looks to be around the 4-inch mark or even smaller. The phone has one physical button, with the power key and volume rocker placed on the right edge. The phone could very well come with replaceable back panels.
Is this the Nokia 501?
Earlier speculation says that Nokia is about to launch Asha phones with a redesigned UI, seemingly inspired by Windows Phone 8’s UI. From previous leaked images, it looks like there will be a redesigned lock screen, among other new additions. The new UI will be released alongside updated hardware possibly including a new and improved camera module. While sales of the Lumia range of devices might not be scorching, Nokia’s Asha devices have put the company in a strong position in the budget phone market.
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