Remember Nokia Asha 502, TP Friends? One of the very affordable lite smartphones that Nokia launched during Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi that I attended last October 22?
Well, the very cute Dual SIM Dual Standby Asha Touch handset is now officially available at all Nokia stores and authorized retailers across the Philippines!
Quoting Nokia Philippines, "The new phone pushes the boundaries of affordable smartphone innovation with a unique layered design, a 5 MegaPixel camera with LED flash, and the Fastlane home screen that is more deeply integrated with social networks. Built with the Nokia hallmarks of manufacturing quality and outstanding battery life, the new phone offers compelling new experiences for just Php 4,800."
As you can see in these photos of the handset, Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM flaunts a very gorgeous and premium design identity highlighted by what the Finnish company calls "Dual Shot" technique, which is currently unique to the Nokia Asha line. As explained by the company, "Dual Shot combines an inner layer of bold, bright color surrounded by an outer layer of crystal-clear transparency. The combination adds a distinctive look to the phone’s monobody design, as well as durability. The high-end design brought to the Nokia Asha 502’s price point is a clear differentiator, as are the craftsmanship and attention to detail."
The beautiful design of the device is perfectly complemented by its very intuitive operating system, the latest version Nokia's very own Asha Touch. This OS comes with several enhancements including a new lock-screen, where you can launch the camera with one upward swipe, and the improved Fastlane that now lets users close previous activities one by one.
Nokia says that Swipe is the main gesture that users need for navigating the phone – whether when answering a call, viewing notifications, browsing photos, changing settings, or closing an application. If you want to see Nokia Asha 502 in action, kindly watch this exclusive hands-on and demo video that I recorded during Nokia World 2013.
Again Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM - with Easy Swap feature letting you change SIM cards without turning off the phone - is now available across the archipelago for only Php 4,800. I invite you to give it a test run at a Nokia Store near you.
|Name||Nokia Asha 502 Dual SIM|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Dual SIM Dual Standby|
|Price Category||Entry Level Touchscreen|
|Dimensions||99.6 x 59.5 x 11.1 mm|
|Available Colors||Green, Cyan, Yellow, Bright Red, Bright White and Black|
|Operating System||Asha Touch 1.2|
|Display||3.0 inches (~133 ppi pixel density), 240 x 320 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors|
|RAM||64MB RAM (to be confirmed)|
|Internal Storage||ships with 4GB microSD card, supports up to 32GB|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592 х 1944 pixels, fixed focus, LED flash, no front camera|
|Video Capture||QVGA 30fps|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4, H.263, MP3, AAC player|
|Ports||microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Slam|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - for both SIM 1 and SIM 2|
|SIM Card Type||microSIM, Dual SIM Dual Standby|
|Battery||Removable Li-Ion 1010 mAh battery (BL-5A)|
|Uptime||Up to 576 hours of Standby, 13 hours 42 Minutes of Talk Time, 42 hours of Music Play|
|Key Features||New Dual Shot Back Cover, New Camera App and FastLane|
|Announcement||October 22, 2013 at Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi|
|Availability||Philippines: December 1, 2013|
|Price||Official SRP in Philippines: Php 4,800|