Nokia Asha series has mainly been aimed at budget friendly customers primarily in countries like India, and the series has been doing pretty well. recently, the very first Whatsapp phone was announced under the Asha branding and seems like we are getting another device in the series, Asha 501. There have been rumors over micro Blogging site, Twitter about the potential launch of a new budget smartphone from Nokia but the specs and images of the device were confirmed when one of the online sellers uploaded the specs of the phone without any information about the price of the device.
Sulekha.com has posted that the device will be featuring the usual S40 OS like numerous other Asha smart phones and would feature a 3.5 inch touchscreen which could be the USP of the device given most of devices in Asha series come with QWERTY or numeric keypad. The Camera on the device is rumored to be 5 MP and running the show would a 1 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM. The display is AMOLED in nature and has a resolution of 320×480. Not too excited about how that would pan on a 3.5 inch touch screen. There would be expansion slot for Micro SD so you are likely to never run short of space on the new Asha 501.
The device images were also leaked out earlier by @Evleaks on Twitter, so it definitely adds substance to the rumor. Also, a Nokia event is taking place in India on May 9th in New Delhi, and it could be then that we see the introduction of Asha 501.