Nokia launches the Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 in India priced between Rs 4,499 and Rs 6,799

Earlier this year in October, Nokia had unveiled three new Asha devices at Nokia World 2013— Asha 500, Asha 502 and the Asha 503. Today, the Finnish company has launched the Asha 502 in India for Rs 5,969 and also revealed that the Asha 500 will be launched sometime next week and the Asha 503 sometime next month. Though we are a few days away from the launch, Nokia has revealed the prices of both the devices with the former priced at Rs 4,499 and the latter at Rs 6,799, IndianExpress reports.

Talking of hardware, the Asha 502 features a 3-inch QVGA (320×240 pixels) display, 64MB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, expandable memory using a microSD card, FM Radio and a 1,010mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough to last 13.7 hours of talktime and 24 days on standby mode.

Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM, AV jack, Wi-Fi and micro-USB port. The device listed on Nokia’s India Store last week for Rs 5,969. Nokia has also announced that Idea Cellular users who buy the Asha 502, will get 500MB of free 2G data every month for a period of three months.

As far as the rest of the devices are concerned, the dual-SIM Asha 500 will be launched sometime next week. It features a 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) display, 64MB of RAM, 2-megapixel rear camera, expandable memory up to 32GB using a microSD card, FM Radio, connectivity options like Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, and a 1,200mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough for 15 hours of talktime and up to 840 hours on standby mode.

Along with the launch of the device, Nokia will be unveiling a special plan for the Asha 500 buyers on Tata Docomo. Additionally, users will also get WhatsApp for free for the first three months, after which they will be charged Rs 17 for every 30 days for a period of nine months.

Lastly, the Asha 503, which is a slightly improved version of the Asha 501, will be launched next month. It features a 3-inch QVGA (320×240 pixels), 64MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, expandable memory up to 32GB using a microSD card, FM Radio, and a 1,200mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough to survive up to four of talktime and 480 hours on standby mode. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM, AV jack, Wi-Fi and micro-USB port.

All the three new Asha devices follow the new design language, with the crystal frame wrapped around the device. On the software side, the phones run on the new Asha platform that introduces a new UI with easy swipe-able multiple homescreens with Fastlane feature among others. All the three devices also get free subscription to Nokia Music for a period of three months.

Features Asha 500 (single SIM and Dual SIM) Asha 502 (Dual SIM) Asha 503 (single SIM and Dual SIM)
Network GSM 900/1800,  850/900/1800/1900 GSM 900/1800 EGSM 850/900/1800/1900/2100;WCDMA
Size & weight 100.3 x 58.1 x 12.8mm; 101.3g 99.55 x 59.50 x 11.10mm; 100g 102.55 x 60.55 x 12.70mm; 110.15g
Screen size / type QVGA 2.8-inch capacitive QVGA 3-inch capacitive QVGA 3-inch capacitive, curved Gorilla Glass
Camera 2-megapixel 5-megapixel with LED flash 5-megapixel with flash LED
Storage 64MB RAM; up to 32GB micro SD card support 64MB RAM; up to 32GB micro SD card support 64MB RAM; up to 32GB micro SD card support
Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM; AV jack; WLAN; Micro-USB Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM; AV jack; WLAN; Micro-USB Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM; AV jack; WLAN; Micro-USB
Battery Standby: up to 35 days; Talk time: up to 14 hours Standby: up to 24 days; Talk time: up to 13.7 hours Standby: up to 35 days; Talk time: up to 12 hours