Finnish brand Nokia has finally guided its Asha 305 and Asha 311 mobile phones to the Indian market with a launch in the country. The Nokia Asha 305 is from its affordable series of phones and comes with an Easy Swap Dual-SIM. The Nokia Asha 305 features a 3-inch display, along with Bluetooth and Dual Band connectivity. It comes with a 2MP camera, Nokia Maps and the Nokia Browser. The Nokia Asha 305 is fuelled by a 1110 mAh battery. The Nokia Asha 305 weighs in at 98g. Forty EA games are available for download with every Asha 305 device. The Asha 305 will be available in Dark Grey and Rose Red and will soon add a mid blue and a Silver White variant.

Nokia Asha 305 and Asha 311 launched in India

Nokia Asha 305 and Asha 311 launched in India

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Nokia Asha 305:

  • 3-inch WQVGA resistive touchscreen
  • GPRS (2G), EDGE/EGPRS (2G)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR  
  • 2.0  Megapixel(s) camera
  • Stereo FM radio
  • Internal memory: 10MB, Expandable memory card size up to 32GB

Next in the order is Nokia Asha 311 smartphone, which too has been launched in India. The Nokia Asha 311 sports a 3-inch touchscreen display and is powered by a 1GHz processor. The Nokia Asha 311 is fuelled by a 1110.0 mAh battery. The Nokia Asha 311 weighs in at 95g. The Nokia Asha 311 comes with pre-installed Nokia Maps, in addition to 15 level pre-bundled version of Angry Birds. The device will launch in Rose Red, Dark Grey and Sand White.

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Nokia Asha 311:

  • 3-inch scratch resistant capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 400×240 pixels
  • GPRS (2G), EDGE/EGPRS (2G)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 3.2  Megapixel(s) camera 
  • Stereo FM radio 
  • Internal memory: 120MB, Expandable memory card size up to 32GB

The Nokia Asha 305, which Nokia has priced at Rs.5,029, is already available in the market, while Nokia Asha 311 is priced at Rs.7,139 and will be available starting August 12 across the country.  

Launching the latest Asha Touch range, Mr. Viral Oza, Director Marketing, Nokia India, said, “The Nokia Asha family has received tremendous consumer response. With a variety of form factors across price points and innovations such as Nokia Browser, Nokia Maps and DRM free Nokia Music, Nokia Asha family has triggered data consumption habits in first time data users. With the launch of Nokia Asha Touch range, we are strengthening our range of ‘mobile internet’ devices that offer these exciting experiences to the consumers.”

Nokia Asha 305 and Asha 311 launched in India

Nokia Asha 305 and Asha 311 launched in India

In their official statement, Nokia has further highlighted that the Asha touch devices are supported by Nokia Browser 2.0, which the company claims will offer consumers faster and cheaper Internet access as it compresses the data consumption by 85 percent using cloud acceleration technology. Nokia adds that the browser helps websites load up to three times faster compared to devices without cloud-accelerated browsing, making it simple for users to find and select from more than 10,000 web apps available for download. 

Nokia further adds that in addition to providing a great social online experience, the Nokia Asha 311 and Asha 305 have been created with entertainment in mind. All users will receive an exclusive gift of 40 EA games to download for free (data charges will apply) and keep forever. These games range across action, arcade and sports, and include titles such as Tetris, Bejeweled, Need for Speed: The Run and Fifa 2012.

Nokia further claims that consumers can easily stay connected with friends and family at the touch of a button as well as share files and links across their social networks. Furthermore, the Nokia Browser’s Download Manager feature helps consumers to manage external content easily, saving music, video or pictures on a memory card while surfing the internet.

The latest Nokia Asha devices were launched by India’s ace racer, Karun Chandhok. He added, “I spend most of my time on the road and this is a great device for me to stay connected with my friends and loved ones. Being a gaming enthusiast, I am impressed by the EA Games package on these devices. With these devices, Nokia again has launched a winner true to its legacy.”

Publish date: August 10, 2012 4:37 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 11:35 pm

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