Nokia Asha 308 was officially announced back in late September, along with the Asha 309. Both handsets have been confirmed for the fourth quarter of 2012.
According to Nokia, Asha 308 and 309 will be available for purchase for a suggested retail price of $99 USD (75 EUR), excluding taxes and subsidies.
As promised, the Finnish company launched the Nokia Asha 308
on the market, but the phone is only available in India.
Customers can now purchase the dual-SIM Asha 308 via Nokia India online store
for just Rs 5685 (105 USD or 80 EUR) outright.
“Our innovative Asha Touch family of devices is designed for people who want a great smartphone experience with lower running costs. By introducing the Nokia Asha 308 and Nokia Asha 309, we're expanding our affordable smartphone lineup and bringing new mobile experiences to more people,” said Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia.
Its slightly better featured Asha 309 has yet to go on sale, but we expect Nokia to make it available in the following days for a similar price.
Both Asha 308 and 309 are powered by Nokia’s full-touch S40 interface for feature-phones. However, the Asha 309 also sports Wi-Fi connectivity, while the Asha 308 only features GPRS and EDGE support.
Aside from dual-SIM capability
, Nokia Asha 308 offers a 2-megapixel rear photo snapper with video recording, as well as Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support.
The handset sports a decent 3.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 240 x 400 pixels resolution and features scratch-resistant glass for extra protection.
On the inside, the phone packs 20MB storage, 128 MB of ROM, 64MB of RAM, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB, 2GB memory card included).
The phone’s 1100 mAh Li-Ion battery should provide up to 510 hours of standby time or up to 6 hours of talk time.