Nokia Announces Three Asha Phones, Two Lumia phones and a Tablet

Today at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, Nokia unveiled six new devices alongside new accessories, Nokia experiences and third-party developer applications.

Nokia introduced its first ever Windows tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520, along with two other Lumia devices – both offering 6 inch large display —  the Lumia 1520 and 1320.

Nokia today also unveiled three new Asha models namely the Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503.

With about half a dozen new devices, Stephen Elop, Executive Vice President, Devices & Services at Nokia said,

“Today we’re inviting people around the world to switch to Nokia. With our latest range of Lumia and Asha products, we’re delivering industry leading design and imaging innovation to bigger devices at more accessible prices.

The quality and value that Nokia products deliver continues to grow as we partner with developers to introduce app experiences that are unique to Lumia and Windows Phone.

And clearly, with Lumia and Asha smartphones enjoying quarter-on-quarter volume growth in Q3 2013, that quality and value is resonating with consumers around the world.”

Lumia 2520

Nokia Lumia 2520

Nokia has finally stepped into the tablet market. With Lumia 2520 the focus is mainly on the mobility. The Stephen Elop said that they specifically made sure that the first tablet from Nokia with 10.1 inch HD display works amazingly well in the outdoors, in burning sun particularly.

Lumia 2520 boosts both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 6.7MP camera, and for the first time ever on a tablet, ZEISS optics, letting people take beautiful pictures – even in low light.

The Lumia 2520 runs on Windows RT 8.1, and also features multiple color choices and fast-charging capability – providing up to an 80% charge in one hour.

The Lumia 2520 also comes with a number of unique software experiences that are exclusive to the Lumia family, including the exclusive “Dragons Adventure” interactive game developed in partnership with DreamWorks Animation.

Additionally, the Lumia 2520 includes Nokia Storyteller, a Nokia developed application that introduces a new way to curate and relive images and videos as a story on a map, as well as Nokia Video Director, which offers the ability to edit and get even more creative with videos shot on the Lumia 2520 – as well as content from Lumia smartphones.

The tablet also includes an exclusive version of Nokia Music with Mix Radio preinstalled.

The Lumia 2520 pairs with the Nokia Power Keyboard. Offering up to five extra hours of battery life and two built-in USB ports, the Nokia Power Keyboard makes battery life worries a thing of the past. A protective and wraparound cover, the Nokia Power Keyboard includes a fully functional keypad with gesture trackpad, so typing feels as natural as on a laptop.


With Microsoft Office and Outlook preinstalled, getting more done on the go is easier than ever.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 will be available in red and white in a glossy finish as well as cyan and black in a matte finish, and is expected to start shipping in Q4 2013 with an estimated price of USD499 before taxes or subsidies.

Here are the specifications:

  • Operating System: Windows RT 8.1
  • Speed: LTE: 150 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, micro SD card support up to 32GB, SkyDrive
  • cloud storage
  • Display: 10.1” 1080p full HD (1920×1080) AHIPS Capacitive Multi-Touch Display, Gorilla Glass 2
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Primary camera: 6.7MP Auto Focus ZEISS optics with f1.9 aperture; FFC: 2MP HD wide-angle
  • Size & weight: 267 x 168 x 8.9* mm (*volumetric); 615g
  • Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, microUSB 3.0, BT 4.0 LE, 3.5mm audio connector
  • Battery: 8000 mAh
  • Audio: Stereo front facing speakers
  • Price: $499

Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320

Nokia hit another first in its history by announcing two large screen devices, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320.

With a six inch screen and the latest software advancements for Windows Phone, the Lumia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 are said to be suited for entertainment and productivity.

A new third column of tiles on the home screen means people can see and do more on a larger screen. Bringing larger displays to the Lumia design, the new format is coupled with some of the most advanced camera innovations so people can capture and share the world around them.

Lumia-1520_group-shot_632The Lumia 1520 offers the latest imaging innovation from Nokia – a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) enabling sharp images even in the dark as well as oversampling and zooming technology similar to the Lumia 1020.

In addition to the new Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller (apparently the copy of a BB10 feature) applications the Lumia 1520 offers a 6-inch screen and a vivid 1080p full HD display for outstanding outdoor readability.

With Microsoft Office built in, documents can be edited and shared easily for maximum productivity.

Lumia 1520, when launched later next month, will be priced a whooping $749 without taxes.

Nokia 1520 Specifications:

  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8 with the latest updates
  • Memory:
    • 2GB RAM,
    • 32 GB internal user memory;
    • 7 GB SkyDrive cloud storage,
    • micro SD card support up to 64GB
  • Display:
    • 6-inch full HD 1080p LCD ,
    • Super sensitive touch for glove and nail usage, Gorilla Glass 2
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Camera:
    • Primary camera: PureView 20-megapixel Auto Focus ZEISS optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
    • Secondary Camera: HD 1.2-megapixel wide angle
  • Size & weight: 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7mm (volumetric). Weight: 209g
  • Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac, μUSB, BT 4.0 LE,
  • Battery: 3400 mAh (integrated) with built-in wireless charging (Qi compatible)
  • Price: $749

Lumia-1320_632The Lumia 1320 combines many high-end Lumia innovations on a large 6-inch 720p display at an affordable price.

With a range of imaging apps available, the Lumia 1320 comes with  Nokia Music for free streaming of ad-free music and HERE maps and location services, so people can experience the most popular Lumia experiences at a more accessible price.

The Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black and is expected to start shipping in Q1 2014 with an estimated price of $339 before taxes and subsidies.

It will be first launched in China and Vietnam followed by other Asian markets, India and Europe.

Lumia 1320 Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8 with the latest updates
  • Memory:
    • 1GB RAM,
    • 8GB internal user memory;
    • 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage,
    • micro SD card support up to 64GB
  • Display: 6-inch HD LCD IPS (1280×720), Super sensitive touch support for glove and long nail use; Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: 1.7GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Camera:
    • Primary camera: 5MP Auto Focus, flash. Video 1080p @ 30fps
    • Secondary Camera: 0.3MP VGA.
  • Size & weight: 164.25 x 85.9 x 9.79* mm (*volumetric). Weight: 220g
  • Connectivity: BT 4.0 + LE, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5mm AHJ, WIFI 802.11(2.4GHz b/g/n)
  • Battery: 3400 mAh (integrated)
  • Price: $339

The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503


The newest additions to the Asha Platform family of devices – the Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 – join the Asha 501 in pushing the boundaries of affordable smartphone innovation.

All three handsets feature a new crystal-clear look; a fusion of ice-like transparency and bold inner color encases each phone to make it both elegant and more durable.

Support for 3G is available on the Asha 503, which also includes a 5MP camera and comes with a Dual SIM option.

The Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503 will be available in bright red, bright green, yellow, cyan, white and black, and are planned to start shipping in Q4 2013.

The Nokia Asha 500 features a 2.8-inch screen, 2MP camera and comes in single SIM and Easy Swap Dual SIM variants. It is expected to be available in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East with an estimated price of $69 before taxes or subsidies.

The Nokia Asha 502 features a 3-inch screen, a 5MP camera with LED flash and Easy Swap Dual-SIM. The estimated price before taxes or subsidies starts at $89 in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East.

The Nokia Asha 503 features 3.5G connectivity, a 3-inch screen, 5MP camera with LED flash, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and comes in single SIM and Easy Swap Dual SIM variants. The estimated price before taxes or subsidies is $99 in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.


Asha 500 (single SIM and Dual SIM) Asha 502 (Dual SIM) Asha 503 (single SIM and Dual SIM)
Network GSM 900/1800,  850/900/1800/1900 GSM 900/1800 EGSM 850/900/1800/1900/2100;WCDMA
Size & weight 100.3 x 58.1 x 12.8mm; 101.3g 99.55 x 59.50 x 11.10mm; 100g 102.55 x 60.55 x 12.70mm; 110.15g
Screen size / type QVGA 2.8-inch capacitive QVGA 3-inch capacitive QVGA 3-inch capacitive, curved Gorilla Glass
Camera 2-megapixel 5-megapixel with LED flash 5-megapixel with flash LED
Storage 64MB RAM; up to 32GB micro SD card support 64MB RAM; up to 32GB micro SD card support 64MB RAM; up to 32GB micro SD card support
Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM; AV jack; WLAN; Micro-USB Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM; AV jack; WLAN; Micro-USB Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM; AV jack; WLAN; Micro-USB
Battery Standby: up to 35 days; Talk time: up to 14 hours Standby: up to 24 days; Talk time: up to 13.7 hours Standby: up to 35 days; Talk time: up to 12 hours

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • Anasmustafa Chhutto

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  • Faizan Ali

    Nice, Nokia may be late to game but at least they are trying and its always healthy to have a third option :)

  • Saeed

    I don’t think this is a good idea to release that many phones simultaneously.
    Someone please tell me the difference between Nokia Asha tab and Microsoft Windows tab.

    • Azeem Ullah Hasan

      No Asha tablets were announced and there never will be one.

      • Saeed

        Wow great. Technically they’re almost same, from the same parent company i.e. Microsoft and run the same OS. Of course, you can call them anything.

        • Shahid Saleem


          Asha doesn’t run same software as Lumia. Lumia is Nokia’s Windows Phone range, not Asha. So obviously there is no Asha tablet.

          check yourself before you wreck yourself!

          • Saeed

            Sorry I meant to say the Lumia and MS tabs. My bad.

  • Rizwan Ahmed

    you have just copied the Nokia conversation website, you don’t write on your own

  • lol


  • umer daraz

    koi bata sakta hai. ke noika ka ya set best hai ya samsung galaxsy?

  • Sikandar

    Although android is more popular in mobile OS .. But believe me nokia has a much much better quality in hardware. Also, windows has a much much better UI than android. It has developed a lot. There is no issue of less apps now. I m using it for last 3 years and I can’t move to android or iOS. Just try and see the difference

    • Faizan Ali

      I agree with you on most of the points, regarding U, better hardware and etc. but the only reason I am reluctant to move to windows phone is because of lack of apps, ever new app is android first or iOs first

      • Shahid Saleem

        Think of it a different way: less apps means less competition. Start developing paid WP8 apps now!!

        • Faizan Ali

          yes, as a software developer this is an advantage, but as a consumer not so

  • Rao

    why keeping Asha OS is so important? asha series , some have good designs but the UI is crap. asha is not good OS

  • ZeeshanShahid

    The tablet looks promising but I doubt fancy custom apps, high class camera, top notch screen and great power options can save it from the trainwreck that RT is.

  • Waleed Baig

    These devices are not market beat able!!!!!!!