Nokia Asha 501 Dual Sim Now Available in the Philippines at 4,490 PhP


asha501A new eye candy smartphone: Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM 

Manila, June 27th, 2013– Nokia launches the newest addition to  the Asha family, the  Nokia Asha 501 Dual SiM, the first smartphone built on the new Asha platform, will give people a cool fast and fun mobile experience.

Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM features high-end design that comes in different colors –initially in bright red, yellow & classic black, and later in white, bright green & cyan at a recommended retail price of PhP 4,490 (including VAT). It will be available in the Philippines starting today in the retail and coming soon with operators’ postpaid plans.

This smartphone features the durable and removable Nokia shell and a Gorilla Glass scratch-resistant three-inch capacitive touchscreen. Its unprecedented battery life keeps users connected with up to 26 days of standby time and up to 17 hours of talk time. These highlights make the Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM a great option for young people that really need to be connected on the go.

The Nokia Asha 501 Dual SIM also comes with WLAN that easily connects to hotspots in malls, schools and at home. The built in Facebook and Twitter apps and the 3.2MP camera with 5-in-1 filters app enable creative posts and updates. It also comes with a 4GB memory card gives you lots of space to store pictures, videos & MP3 playlists, and you can easily upgrade to 32GB to save even more memories.

“Undoubtedly, the Nokia Asha 501 is a smartphone that combines an enticing design with performance and a totally new way to stay mobile with Fastlane”, highlighted Karel Holub, General Manager of Nokia in Philippines. “Its exclusive Fastlane view provides a timeline of activities and events in the recent past, present and near future. This innovative feature makes it easier to start where you left off and plan ahead with just a simple swipe”.

Adding Super Pocket value to the great design

Weighting only 98 grams, Nokia Asha 501 DS comes with Facebook, Twitter and The Weather Channel preloaded. Also there are many entertaining games like World Zoo, Fashion Icon, Little Big City, Real Football, Bubble Bash, preinstalled. And there are 40 free EA games available through the Nokia Gift app like Bejeweled,Tetris, Revolution FiFA, Sims 3, Need for Speed: Undercover and Plants vs. Zombies, among others.


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  • pitts

    hows the loudspeaker,is it loud as in 106 phon?can it be used as modem?

  • its loud actually, as a modem, havent tried yet, once i got the test device, i will try it 🙂

  • hrbrt7

    Are you sure about the ”gorilla scratch-resistant” for screen display?? what I heard was it’s just a Nokia made scratch-resistant glass..

  • thats what i verified with them coz I know its a hardened glass just like on the 620. But they confirmed that it is a gorilla glass, and this article is extracted from their press release.

  • hrbrt7

    Polycarbonate back panel plus Gorilla glass display.. Great deal for 4.5k, I’ll probably get one this weekend. 🙂

  • same here I am really tempted.. theres a plants vs zombie too

  • regine fernandez

    when will be available in market?

  • its available since yesterday in the philippines

  • hrbrt7

    bought one yesterday.. Viber, WhatsApp and LINE, all not supported.. 🙁

  • have you tested t? those apps should run… coz all s40 apps are compatible to asha platform

  • hrbrt7

    yeah, I’ve tried every possible way. no luck. I can’t even watch youtube videos using the Nokia web browser.

  • hrbrt7

    here’s what I did. search the 3 apps on nokia store, nothing pops up. Next, I went to every main site/official site of those 3 apps to download them manually. NOT COMPATIBLE..

  • jordan s. laureano

    Definitely Nokia Asha 501 is a hit among Filipinos who wants value for their money. This striking combination of different colors will certainly be eye catching to people who are fashionably into cute colored smartphone. Love its one of a kind design.

  • Lianne

    is asha 501 supported Wechat?

  • it should though i havent tried it yet, but the asha platform has a java virtual machine that can run java apps from s40

  • Well those apps are not yet supported on the new Asha platform as Asha OS, is a modified version of the S40 OS.. Nokia said that Whatsapp and other key app manufacturers are exploring the new platform… I hope Whatsapp comes to Nokia Asha 501 too (Dusal SIM) Coz Whatsapp is not supported on most of the Nokia’s dual SIM handsets 🙁

    I am waiting for my device to be delivered! 😀 (India)

  • Nokia (India) said Asha 501 has a Hardened glass with a Scratch resistant coating.

  • oh thanks for sharing, i havent got the test device yet, but thanks for sharing it with us, let us know what apps run and whats not, and anything you can share, i can probably make an article for that 🙂 Cheers!

  • rui

    why facebook cannot open?
    pls reply me how to open..:))

  • jane

    ask q lng po,bkit ayw gumana ng facebook?
    puro can’t load this page.:(
    pa help nman po,.

  • reianne

    is asha 501 have camera 360?

  • dont think,so…. since the developer is not working on,apps under the asha,platform….

  • Hello sorry for the late response, are u on wifi or using your data/2G? if 2g maybe you are not getting a decent speed…

  • are you on wifi? have you tried it on nokia xpress browser?

  • Mhoniane

    where is the 2g?and how can i open?

  • RV Cuarto

    2G is the default data signal that we are getting 🙂

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