Nokia Asha 500
|Series||Asha Full Touch|
|Compatible networks||Quad-band GSM:
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
|Availability by country||Global|
|Form factor||Full Touch monoblock|
|Operating system||Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1|
|Memory||64 MB RAM|
|Storage||4 GB microSD card (included)|
|Removable storage||microSD, supports up to 32 GB|
|Battery||BL-4U 1200 mAh, removable
|Data inputs||Capacitive multipoint touch display|
|Display||2.8" HighColor QVGA
240×320 px (portrait mode; 3:4 or 4:3 aspect ratio),
142 ppi pixel density
|Rear camera||2 Mpix, 1600×1200 pixels,
Fixed focus, 50 cm to infinity
Formats: JPEG, RAW10
|Website||Nokia Asha 500|
Nokia Asha 500 is a low-end smartphone from the Nokia Asha series announced on 22 October 2013 by Nokia in Abu Dhabi. The device is built on the Nokia Asha software platform based on technology originally developed from Series 40 and Smarterphone.
Nokia Asha 500 Dual SIM is the dual-SIM variant of the model. Specifications mostly differ in battery life and weight.
Asha 500 is one of a new generation of Asha phones produced for the low-cost market segment and emerging markets, and is the most affordable of the Asha 50x series, with a suggested price of U.S. $69 before taxes and subsidies.
The device does not support 3G for mobile data and relies instead on EDGE/EGPRS. For general Internet activities, the device connects over 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.
The Nokia Nearby application offers navigation and location-based functionality, which peruses cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning technology. Built-in social apps include Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, Line, and WeChat. Asha 500 is the first of the Asha 50x series phones for which inclusion of WhatsApp is officially mentioned.