Nokia has unveiled three new budget phones ot its new Asha Touch range of touchscreen S40 featurephones, namely the Asha 305, 306 and 311.
The Finnish phone maker, just like all Asha-branded devices, aims to deliver 3G technology for consumers who have tight budgets with the help of the trio. All three touchscreen handsets feature the Nokia Browser 2.0 mobile web browser, an app that Nokia touts will reduce data consumption by up to 90 percent.
Nokia promises 40 free Electronic Arts (EA) games for the Asha 305, 306 and 311 handsets, including titles such as FIFA 12, Need for Speed and Tetris. The Asha 311 is the most expensive one of this batch, and fittingly has the only preloaded Angry Birds mobile game.
The Nokia Asha 311 comes with 3-inch scratch-resistant touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, microSD slot for up to 32GB expandable memory, 1100mAh of battery life and runs on Nokia’s S40 Asha user interface.
Both the Nokia Asha 305 and 306 are cheaper and expected to hit the shelves for about €63 and €68, respectively, whereas the Asha 311 will carry a €92 price tag. The duo both have a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen, a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1GHz processor and Nokia Browser 2.0.
“By introducing the Asha Touch phones to the market, we’re accelerating our commitment to connect the next billion consumers,” said Mary McDowell, Nokia’s EVP for Mobile Phones. “These phones deliver on what young, urban people value most — a great-looking device; and an intuitive and affordable experience for connecting to the internet, to their friends, and to a world of entertainment, web apps and content.”
Nokia said that the Asha Touch range shipments will start this quarter.