Nokia Asha 309 Price and Release Date Guesstimate, Specifications, Features : Most Affordable Nokia Phone with Capacitive Touchscreen and WiFi Support!

You don't have to spend tens of thousands of pesos to get yourself or your loved ones a great gadget from a trusted company this Christmas.

For those who are conscious about their budget but are still longing for a cool, cute, and capable smartphone that will allow them to connect to their social media accounts, play games, browse the web, take photos and videos, and listen to music, Nokia will soon launch the Nokia Asha 309, which is the company's most affordable handset with a capacitive touchscreen and WiFi-support!

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The small yet elegant Nokia Asha 309 features a 3-inch glass touchscreen, which supports multi-touch and allows you to quickly and conveniently jump from one page to another. The 'smartphone lite' runs the Finnish company's new Touch Asha operating system, which is not only easy to use but is also very energy efficient and - with its new Xpress Browser that renders web pages and applications a lot faster than the competition - even saves you money on mobile data. [The photo shows Nokia Asha 309 on the left and beside it, we see its twin, the yet-to-be announced Nokia Asha 308. Both phones are too cute, don't you think? I wanna bite 'em!]

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At the back, the handset flaunts a 2 MegaPixel camera, which you can use to snap photos that you can then share to your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter via WiFi connection!

Available in Black and White, Nokia Asha 309 should land on our shores sometime this coming Yuletide season. (So yes, there's still time to save for it!) No word yet from Nokia Philippines on its official SRP but our TP Guesstimate is around Php 4,000 to Php 4,500.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Asha 309
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions109.9 mm x 54 mm x 13 mm
Weight 102.19g (including battery)
Available Colors Black, White
Operating System Series 40 Asha Touch
Display 3-inch WQVGA, TFT, Scratch resistant capacitive glass touchscreen
Processor Proprietary
Internal Storage 20 MB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB, ships with 2GB microSD card
Camera 2 MegaPixels
Video Capture 176 x 144 at 10fps
Audio and Video Playback DivX/MP4/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Battery Li-Ion 1110 mAh (BL-4U)
Uptime Standby of up to 650 hours, Talk time of up to 6 hours, 40 hours of music play
Value-Added Features Most affordable Nokia handset with capacitive touchscreen, new Touch Asha UI
Announcement September 2012
Availability Q4 2012
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 4,000 to Php 4,500