Nokia has revealed details of its latest smartphone, the 500, which will go head-to-head with budget Android handsets when it is released later this year.
Nokia has priced the handset at €150 before tax and will be hoping that the low price combined with some decent specs be enough to convince people to give Nokia’s Symbian operating system one more try.
The 500 will come pre-loaded with the latest Symbian Anna version of the OS and will be powered by a 1GHz processor. The slim handset weighs just 93 grams and measures 111 x 53 x 14. It has a 3.2in nHD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 640x360 pixels.
On the rear is a five megapixel camera while inside connectivity is dealt with Wireless b/g, HSDPA up to 14.4 Mbps, and Bluetooth 2.1. The phone comes with 2GB of internal storage and supports up to 32GB microSD cards.
The Nokia 500 will be available in black in Q3 of this year with a white version arriving in time for Christmas. The handset will be customisable with a range of colourful battery covers available and two replacements coming with every phone.
With a price tag of €150 and a pretty decent list of specs, the Nokia 500 could be a winner. With Nokia reportedly slashing prices across its range of phones in an attempt to halt its slide in its smartphone sales, we could be seeing more of these bargain-busting handsets from the Finnish giant in the near future - which can’t be bad news for us consumers.