Nokia Asha 501
Nokia Asha software platform 1.0

About this handset

Nokia Asha 501 on Nokia Asha software platform device featuring support for dual band GSM and Dual Sim. The device also features new Nokia Asha UI with a Glance Screen, 3" touch display, 3.2 Mpix Full Focus camera and support for up to 32 GB memory card . Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 with Slam and MIDP Java 2.1 with additional Java APIs.

Technical Specs

Developer Platform Nokia Asha software platform 1.0
Operating System Nokia Asha software platform
Screen Resolution 240 x 320 pixels


Development Frameworks Java
Nokia Asha web apps
Screen Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Screen Color Depth 18 bits
Screen Size 3 inches
Display Technology LCD transmissive
Device Size 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm
Weight 90.6 g
Display Touch Technology Capacitive Touch
Special Input Method Touch Screen
Keyboard Type On-screen Touch QWERTY Keyboard
Other Keys Back key
Power Key
Volume Keys
Frequency Bands GSM 1800
GSM 900
Data Bearers EGPRS
WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Regional Availability INDIA, Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East, SEAP
Developer Page Link Developer Home Page

Extra Features

Extra Features Accelerometer Sensor
Dual SIM
Flight Mode
FOTA Firmware over the Air
Micro SIM
Nokia Life
Nokia Store
Proximity Sensor
Positioning CellID


Java Runtime Java Runtime for Nokia Asha software platform (1.0)
Java API JSR 139 Connected, Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1
JSR 135 Mobile Media API 1.2
JSR 172 J2ME™ Web Services Specification 1.0 (RPC package)
JSR 172 J2ME™ Web Services Specification 1.0 (XML Parser package)
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API for J2ME™ 1.0 (SATSA-CRYPTO package)
JSR 179 Location API for J2ME™ 1.0.1
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME™ 1.1
JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API 2.0
JSR 211 Content Handler API 1.0.1
JSR 226 Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME™ 1.1
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (image)
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements 1.1 (tuner)
JSR 256 Mobile Sensor API 1.2
JSR 75 FileConnection and PIM API 1.0
JSR 82 Java™ APIs for Bluetooth 1.1
JSR 118 MIDP 2.1
Nokia UI API 1.7
Recommended Java SDK Nokia Asha SDK 1.0
Certificates UTI Root

Browser, Flash and Web Tech

Example User Agent Header nokia_xpress_browser
Browser Details CSS
DOM Level 1 and 2
HTML 4.0 (XHTML 1.1)
Javascript 1.8
WAP 2.0


Camera Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
CMOS Sensor 3.2 megapixels
Camera Digital Zoom 3 x
Camera F-Stop/Aperature f/2.8
Camera Minimum Focus Range 50 cm to infinity
Camera Image Formats JPEG
Camera Features Auto and Manual White Balance
Full Screen Viewfinder
Self Timer
Still Image Editor
Video Recording Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Video Recording Frame Rate 15 fps
Video Recording Formats H.263
Video Features Video Player
Video Recorder
Video Sharing
Video Streaming
Video Playback Formats 3GPP formats (H.263)
Graphic Formats BMP, EXIF, GIF87a, GIF89a, PNG
Audio Features Audio Recorder AMR
FM Radio
Handsfree Speaker
MP3 Ringtones
Music Player
Audio Formats AAC LC, AAC LTP, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE-AAC v2, M4A, MIDI, Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, WAV
Speech Codecs AMR-NB

Memory Functions

RAM Memory 64 MB
Memory Card Type Micro SD
Maximum Memory Card Size 32 GB
Maximum Heap Size 3 MB
Maximum JAR Size 5 MB


Local Connectivity 3.5mm Audio Connector
Bluetooth 3.0
Micro USB
USB 2.0 High-Speed
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, FTP, HFP 1.5, HSP 1.1, OPP 1.1, PBAP 1.0, SDAP, SPP 1.1


Messaging IM, MMS+SMIL, SMS
Messaging Features OMA Instant Messaging and Presence Service v1.2.1
OMA Multimedia Messaging Service v1.3
Email Solutions Nokia Email
Supported Email Protocols IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Power Management

Power Management 2.0mm Charger Connector
USB Charging
Battery model BL-4U 3.7V 1200 mAh
Video Playback Time up to 14 hours
Music Playback Time up to 56 hours


OMA Device Management OMA Client Provisioning v1.1
DRM Delivery Method HTTP Download
OMA Download v1.0