Nokia has announced the availability of the Asha 500, 502 and 503 in the Kenyan market.
The Asha 503 is the first 3.5G model in the new generation of Asha platform smartphones, while the dual SIM only Asha 502 and the Asha 500 have also been launched, at recommended retail prices of KSh10,500 (US$122), KSh9,700 (US$113) and KSh7,600 (US$89)
“We have expanded the Asha family with a trio of smartphones that offer consumers a choice of phone that suits their budget, each with stunning design, great social apps, and new imaging experiences,” said Bruce Howe, Nokia East Africa general manager. “The new Nokia Asha range will place smartphone technology within reach of millions of consumers.”
The Asha 502 and 503 are available in Kenya as easy swap dual SIM variants, which allows people to switch between SIM cards on the go, to get better tariffs or alternate between SIM cards for SMS, voice and data, without having to turn off the device. The Asha 503 will also be available as a single SIM device.
“The range features a new unique innovation known as layered design, achieved using the ‘dual shot’ technique which is unique to Nokia,” Nokia said. “It combines an inner layer of bold, bright colour surrounded by crystal-clear transparency. The combination adds a distinctive look to the phone’s monobody design, as well as durability. The high-end design is a clear differentiator, as are the craftsmanship and attention to detail.”
The Asha 503 and 502 are the first Asha devices with a built-in five megapixel camera with LED flash, and also feature a full-touch display and fully redesigned user interface.