Nokia announced the Asha 201 and Asha 200 last year in October. Although the handsets were aimed at emerging markets, the former reached Indian consumers only today.
For the time being, the Indian retailer only offers the Graphite color option for Nokia Asha 201, though the handset has been confirmed to arrive in additional color-schemes, such as Green, Blue, Aqua, Pearl White, Light Pink, Pink and Orange.
It is also worth mentioning that Nokia Asha 201 is the single-SIM version of the Asha 200. The feature-phone comes with improved music features and a high-quality loudspeaker, Nokia claims. Furthermore, the handset is packed with enhanced stereo FM radio and ringtone tuning.
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Another strong point of the phone is the full QWERTY keyboard, allowing for quicker and more accurate typing. Nokia Asha 201 sports a decent 2.4-inch TFT display that supports 320 x 240 pixels resolution and 262k colors.
On the inside, the phone packs 10MB of storage, 64MB of ROM, 32MB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). There’s also a mediocre 2-megapixel camera on the back, which features video recording capability.
Other highlights of the Asha 201 include: GPRS and EDGE class 12, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR support, microUSB and support for push email and WhatsApp Messenger app.
According to Nokia, the phone’s 1430 mAh Li-Ion battery should provide up to 888 hours of standby time, up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 52 hours of music playback.