Nokia Asha 500

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Nokia Asha 500
Manufacturer Nokia
Series Asha Full Touch
Compatible networks Quad-band GSM:
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Availability by country Global
Form factor Full Touch monoblock
  • Width: 58.1 mm
  • Height: 100.3 mm
  • Thickness: 12.8 mm
Weight 101 g
Operating system Nokia Asha software platform 1.1.1
CPU Single core
Memory 64 MB RAM
Storage 4 Gb MicroSD card (included)
Removable storage MicroSD, supports up to 32 GB

BL-4U 1200 mAh, removable

  • Standby: 35 days
  • Talk time: 14 hours
  • Music playback: 14 h
Data inputs Capacitive multipoint touch display
Display 2.8" HighColor QVGA
240x320 px (portrait mode; 3:4 or 4:3 aspect ratio),
18-bit/262,000 colors,
142 ppi pixel density[1]
Rear camera 2 Mpix, 1600x1200 pixels,
Fixed focus, 50 cm to infinity
Formats: JPEG, RAW10
  • 3.5 mm audio connector,
  • hands-free speaker,
  • Stereo FM radio,
  • music player,
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108
Other Micro-SIM
Proximity sensor
USB charging
Development status Announced, in production
Website Nokia Asha 500

Nokia Asha 500 is a hybrid featurephone/smartphone from the Nokia Asha series announced on October 22, 2013 by Nokia in Abu Dhabi. The device is built on the Nokia Asha software platform based on technology originally developed by Smarterphone.

Nokia Asha 500 Dual SIM is the dual-SIM variant of the model. Specifications mostly differ in battery life and weight.

Asha 500 is one of a new generation of Asha phones produced for the low-cost market segment and emerging markets, and is the most affordable of the Asha 50x series, with a suggested price of U.S. $69 before taxes and subsidies.

The device does not support 3G for mobile data and relies instead on EDGE/EGPRS. For general Internet activities, the device connects over 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.


The Nokia Nearby application offers navigation and location-based functionality, which peruses cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning technology. Built-in social apps include Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, Line, and WeChat. Asha 500 is the first of the Asha 50x series phones for which inclusion of WhatsApp is officially mentioned.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Detailed specifications for the Nokia Asha 500". Nokia. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-11-16.