First introduced to the market last year, Nokia Asha‘s family of S40-based devices are packed with features that are usually associated with smartphones such as internet connectivity, social networking and apps but at much lower price point. The series has now been expanded to include full touch devices with the official announcement of Nokia Asha 305, 306 and 311 last month.
Being the most premium out of them, the Nokia Asha 311 is equipped with a 3-inch scratch resistive capacitive touch display complete with polarizing filters for better visibility under direct sunlight. It also comes with a speedy 1GHz processor together with fast online experience through its HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity. The device also comes pre-installed with Nokia Browser 2.0 that uses server-side compression to reduce data usage of up to 90% and not to forget, a 3.2-megapixels camera.
On top of all that, each device also comes with 40 games from EA for free. The new Nokia Asha 311 will be available in Malaysia by the end of July 2012 for RM 419. Click on the Read More link below to check out our first look at the new device.
Volume button and screen lock/unlock button on the right side.
Rather empty on its bottom and left side.
On top of the device: 3.5mm audio port, micro USB port and 2.0mm power connector.
Asha 311’s back: Notice how much fingerprint that the glossy finish has attracted.
Within the back cover is the device’s battery as well as slots for SIM card and micro SD card.
The 1110mAh battery that powered Asha 311 which Nokia claimed is able to provide the device with up to 6 hours of 3G talk time and 744 hours of 3G standby time.
Initially, the Nokia Asha 311 will be released in Rose Red and Dark Grey as shown above…
…then followed by Blue and Sand White later on.
The Asha Touch interface on Nokia Asha 311 (as well as Asha 305 and 306) comes with three home screen, first being the shortcut screen as shown above…
…last being the dialer screen. In between shortcut and dialer screens is the apps screen which we has shown at the start of this article.
Lock screen with SMS and missed call indicator.
Apart from the indicator in the lock screen, there are also missed call and SMS notifications on the pull-down menu.
The pull-down notification menu also act as shortcuts to wireless connectivity, audio and multimedia.
Still camera interface.
Video recording interface.
A rather unique volume indicator.
Video playback interface.
Text message composing interface in which users can choose either QWERTY keyboard or numeric pad.
Nokia Browser 2.0, Data Counter, Nokia Store
The Nokia Browser 2.0.
The pre-installed counter app to keep track data usage as well as calls, SMS and MMS.
The app can be set to alert its user once he or she have reached a specific usage limit. The limit has to be input manually though.
The free EA games.
To learn more about the new Nokia Asha 311, visit Nokia Malaysia’s official website at www.nokia.com.my.