We had earlier reported that thanks to a leaked photo, it was suggested that the Nokia Asha 501 could be announced today, and sure enough Nokia has taken to their official blog to announce the device. As expected, the Asha 501 is part of Nokia’s non-Windows Phone lineup and like the previous Asha models and other Nokia models, the Asha 501 is available in a variety of bright colors and according to Nokia, the phone will feature a new user interface in which Nokia has referred to as “Fastlane”, which essentially lets the user swipe between screens to access the different menus within the phone itself, or in the apps.

As for its hardware specs, well, we guess you can’t really expect a powerhouse from the Asha lineup, but for those who are interested, the Asha 501 will sport a 3” scratch resistant display, a 3.2MP rear-facing camera, and a battery which Nokia claims will have a stand-by time of up to 48 days, with 17 hours of promised talk time on 2G. If you’re interested in seeing more of the Asha 501, check out the video above whereby Nokia provides a hands-on video with the device.

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