Nokia’s Lumia series might not be producing the results that the company expected, but that doesn’t mean Nokia is sitting there quietly until its demise. Riding on the success of the low end Asha series of feature phones (that Nokia claims are as good as smartphones), Nokia has added another member to that family. The Asha 310 is the first phone in the Asha line to feature both WiFi and dual SIM connectivity.
As for the other specs, Asha 310 is identical to Asha 309 with a 3-inch, 400 x 240 display, 1 GHz processor, 64MB RAM, 2 megapixel rear camera, 20MB memory with microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB), WI-Fi, Bluetooth and FM Radio. The phone supports hot swappable second SIM allowing users to swap SIM card without turning off the phone. It also comes packed with a 4GB memory card and the battery on Asha 310 claims to deliver 17 hours of talk time and 25 hours of standby time.
On the software front, you get a modified S40 OS designed specifically for the Asha series. It comes with a bunch of pre installed apps like YouTube player, Nokia Xpress browser, Nokia Maps and Nokia’s nearby web app. Nokia has also tied up with EA to provide 40 free games that can be downloaded from the app store.
The phone that goes for sale in India at a price of Rs 5,601, will be competing with Samsung’s REX series of phones which although decent, do not really stand up to the Asha line of ‘smartphones’.