Nokia expands entry level smartphone line, unveils Asha 308 and 309


While Nokia has rocked the world of hi-end smartphones with the announcement of the Lumia 920 and 820, they haven’t forgotten to address the needs of the other end of the market. Meet the Asha 308 and 309, Nokia’s latest budget smartphones. These two devices are the end result of Nokia’s tireless endeavors to enable internet access for the next billion. Both devices sport capacitive screens, and utilize Nokia’s Xpress Browser, which enables up to 90% more efficient mobile browsing and faster access to rich web applications compared to conventional browsers. Both devices use a 3.0-inch WQVGA display, and are almost identical save for SIM capacities – the 309 is a single SIM variant with WiFi, while the Asha 308 is a dual-SIM device. Nokia expects the devices to drop with a price tag of $99 or less (about Php 4100) though there have been no official word on the actual prices of the devices.