Nokia has announced a new Symbian-powered handset, dubbed simply Nokia 500, scheduled to land on store shelves in Europe this fall.
Billed by Espoo as one of its ‘fastest affordable phones’, the 500 is a hitherto unseen candy bar-shaped handset that sports a 1GHz processor, a 3.2-inch touchscreen and runs the latest Anna iteration of the Symbian operating system.
It’s no slouch in the photography department either, thanks to a five-megapixel snapper with full focus and 4x digital zoom. All the usual luxuries of a mid-range smartphone, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, plus a microSD slot for storage of up to 32GB, are also on board.
Although pricing or release details have not yet been confirmed, the phone is expected to cost in the region of £125, which would make it a bargain for anyone looking to purchase their first smartphone.
What is known for sure, though, is that Nokia is bringing colourful battery covers back in fashion with a range of cover colours to become available at launch.
Stay tuned for more gen on the Nokia 500 when we have it.