Nokia World 2013: Nokia launches 3G enabled Asha 503 for $99

In addition to Nokia Asha 500 and Asha 502, Nokia also announced Asha 503 today in its press event held in Abu Dhabi. Priced affordably at $99, Nokia Asha 503 is the only 3G device in the trio. Nokia will be launching the device in both single and dual SIM variants in 6 colors – Red, Green, Yellow, Cyan, White and Black. In the dual SIM variant, 3G capability would be limited to first SIM only.

Specification wise, the Nokia Asha 503 is very similar to its predecessor, Asha 501. It packs a 3-inch QVGA capacitive touch screen running the refreshed Asha user interface. If Nokia claims are to be believed, the new Asha interface is deeply integrated with social services and facilitates easy sharing of multimedia with your social network. The new interface also carries Fastlane feature which lets you create second customized home screen with quick access to your favorite apps. A pleasant surprise comes in the form of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection which is usually found in high end smartphones only. On the camera front, it has a 5 Mega pixel camera with LED flash at the back. Unfortunately, there is no front camera to facilitate video calls over 3G or Wi-Fi. In addition to 3G, connectivity features include Bluetooth with SLAM, Wi-Fi and Micro USB. Nokia Asha 503 is set to hit the market in Q4 this year. Initially, the device will go on sale in Africa, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Latin America only.
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