Nokia Intros S40-Based Asha Line
Nokia today announced three new handsets running its Series 40 platform that together make up a new series called Asha. These devices are primarily targeted at emerging markets, but introduce some notable new features for the Series 40 platform. All four devices will incude the new Nokia browser, which is based on the proxy-based Novarra platform and compresses data up to 90%.
- Asha 303: The 303 is a bar-style device that combines both a 2.6-inch capacitive touch screen with a physical QWERTY keyboard for messaging. It has a 1GHz processor, 3G, Wi-Fi, and 5-megapixel camera; and it ships with a variety of social networking applications. It will be available in select markets during the fourth quarter for 115 Euro.
- Asha 300: This bar-style traditional phone pairs a smaller touch screen with a standard numerical keypad. Features include a 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM radio, media player, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It will ship in select markets during the fourth quarter for 85 Euro.
- Asha 200/201: These devices are monoblock QWERTY phones that offer a simple feature set. They are identical in all respects except the 200 supports dual-SIMs and the 201 does not. Shared features FM radio with loudspeaker, social messaging applications, and support for 32GB microSD cards. These devices will ship in early 2012 for 60 Euro.
Apple Improves iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch
Sep 9, 2015
Apple today announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which are enhanced versions last year's iPhones. Like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the 6s and 6s Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively, slim metal designs, and fingerprint readers built into the home button.
Asus Shows Off the Zenfone 5 Series
Feb 27, 2018
Asus today revealed its new flagship series handsets, the Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5 Lite, and Zenfone 5z. All three phone run Android 8 Oreo with the new ZenUI 5.0 Zenfone 5 Lite / 5Q: Called the Zenfone 5Q in the US, this low end of the series has 2.5D curved class on the front and rear with a plastic frame in between.
HMD Global Debuts Three New Low-Cost Nokia Phones
May 29, 2018
HMD Global has refreshed it lineup of affordable Android phones with the Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1. Each new phone is an update to last year's devices.
LG Reveals Mid-Range K Series Ahead of CES
Dec 22, 2016
LG has announced a handful of K Series handsets that round out its roster of affordable devices. Shared features between the devices include removable batteries, Bluetooth 4.x, WiFi, support for 3G/4G networks, and support for memory cards.