New dual SIM Nokia Asha 500 shows up in press render
Although Microsoft is seemingly forcing Nokia to cancel some Asha handsets, there’s a new Asha 500 that’s probably going to be announced in the near future. The phone has appeared in a press render today – thanks to EVleaks – allowing us to see that it’s not too different from the Asha 501 (available in some markets since June). However, unlike the 501, the Asha 500 doesn’t have a hardware homey key, but a capacitive one:
Unfortunately, there are no details on the features of the Asha 500, but we can see it has dual SIM capabilities, as well as Wi-Fi. Its display probably measures around 3 inches (with a QVGA resolution), while the rest of the specs should be of an entry-level device. The Asha 501 currently costs slightly over $100, and I assume the 500 will have a similar price.
We’ll let you know when Nokia is ready to announce the Asha 500. It will likely happen really soon.
Other two new Asha handsets that might be introduced later this year are the Asha 502 (codenamed Pegasus), and the Asha 503 (codenamed Lanai).