Leakyleak: Sleek New Nokia Ashas (N9 Minis?)

| April 1, 2013 | 66 Replies

Screen Shot 2013-04-01 at 14.27.27Narrowing the gap further between the colourful Lumia and foundation Asha handsets come these colourful new Ashas that were said to be like ‘mini N9s’

Evleaks says:

Remember that Nokia Asha design language preview?

Check out the home button which seems to be a back button too. All these rectangular rounded corners looks a tad iThingy though that comparison has been done to death with every rectangle/round corner device now.

Update: We are told there are two devices, one with a physical button the other with capacitive.ย 

If the back is like we saw before, it’ll be very N9/Lumia/Fabula filled.

Interaction wise, it’ll be full of Swipe and other things from the N9.

Source: evleaks

Cheers Matiz and Muerte for the tip!



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  • jr

    Its April fool right?

    • Muerte

      No it’s not ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Vikas

      Indeed new Asha’s are coming.

  • et3rnal

    Great, anything announcement soon?

    • Bloob

      Unlikely before June, most likely by the end of Nokia World.

  • Banderpop

    The Asha 308/309/310 look a lot better!

    A mini N9 would be the current iPod Nano.


      it looks more like the Lumia 820 and 620

      • I cannot decide whether that is a bad thing, but the design I have to say works far better if the phone is tall

  • krishna6233

    thick bezel :/

    • Viipottaja

      The cheaper the thicker… some truth works for other.. err.. things as well, the big boys have told me.

  • Edgar Mkrtchyan

    looks very good !!!!!!!

  • Qromodynmc

    More like mini iphone? whatever,They look good,great for asha series.
    And I can trust evleaks,but today? I dont know.

    • April Fools jokes must end before 12pm or you then become the fool, and I don’t think evleaks would do something like that


    They look great, wonder what OS these phones are running? an updated S40?

  • allawi

    Today is my birthday

  • Weirdfisher

    seems the screen aspect ratio is not 16:9

    • QVGA, previous article says.

    • Ron

      And the resolution is 320×240. Screen resolution/aspect ratio might turn out as a big drawback for the consumers who care for it.

      • Marc Aurel

        Well, it depends on the price. These may be targeted at even lower price points than the current Asha Touch phones. Using a cheaper screen is necessary for hitting those price points. I don’t believe Nokia would go backwards in screen resolution for the replacements of the Asha 308/309/310/311, which have a WQVGA (400×240) display.

  • burningBit

    Looking good there, though it’ll be even better if they could just make use of the extra screen estate at the bottom.

  • 10Finger

    The date on the screen says Thursday 17th August 2012. Had to confirm and check that up on the calendar. Last year’s 17th August was a Friday day. Could this just be some kind of a mistake? I also noticed that there is an arrow on the device in the middle but the other ones next to it don’t have that… This is mystical. Looks pretty neat, though.

    • meh

      You are right about the date. Wasn’t there some similar date thing with some other leaked Nokia device? N9 maybe, it was long ago…

      • burningBit

        Meltemi perhaps?

        • Ilama

          when was meltemi cancelled?

          • Marc Aurel

            In spring 2012. I don’t know the exact date, but by June 2012 it was clear to even outsiders that Meltemi was dead.

    • Viipottaja

      Could the button take a different appearance depending on which app/context its being used in?

      • 10Finger

        Might be. As the nickname Siliconsub has commented below, it could be that the icon changes depending on what’s shown on the screen. However this beautiful UI design and product design would rock the socks off of everyone, that’s for sure. Great job, Nokia!

        • jiipee

          Agree, that would look good also on higher end devices.


    very nice
    much better colours than the old asha range, and they have the beautiful fabula style,
    now they look like the high priced lumia range and should be more desirable,

    nokia copying it’s own award winning design and using it in low cost Asha phones,
    its better than some random oem stealing nokia’s design style for low cost android devices.

    Lumia styled Asha phones should hurt low cost androids ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Could potentially hurt potential low end Lumia sales (don’t believe it would happen)

      • Maybe

        After it gets Multitask like Lumia than it will easily exceed Lumia in term of functionality and can be called smartphone

  • @evleaks

    “Its April fool right?”

    I don’t celebrate that holiday ๐Ÿ™‚

    • sunnyvale

      Nokia’s most wanted lurking around here. I wonder how many cease and desist messages Nokia have sent you already. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Well, the april fools thing happens because you decided to drop that leak bomb almost the same april 1.

      Keep ’em coming fellow Nokian !!

  • Love it! looks like an iPod device to be honest (as in an entertainment phone more than a smartphone)

  • 3 things:

    If you look at the time, it is 10:49. With the N9, there are only ever 2 times they use in press photos, 13:10 and 10:49, which could prove that the two devices have some connection. I’m trying to look with other Nokias’ with the same time, but I simply cannot.

    Secondly, it seems that the little icon on the bottom of the screen is a contextual icon giving the user extra functions depending on what is on the screen or giving them information: the first one is loading, the second is to go back, but I cannot work out the last.

    Finally, there is one remaining name catergory with Nokia that hasn’t been used: 4xx. This is completely a guess, based on no true fact, so don’t sue me if I am wrong, but simply using the time, it could be called the 409, which I think is a great name ๐Ÿ™‚

    (Little note, doesn’t evleaks release leaks a few days before the devices are going to be unveiled, maybe we don’t have long to wait :D)

    • javid

      like the comments you made but i have heard that using 4xx is bad luck in some far eastern countries…thats why they have never made any phones beginning with 4xxx

      • Yup, In china = Death (iirc)


          good, so now SGs4 will die ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • imcoolerthanjay

            Based on your theory the iPhone 4, 4s, nexus 4, LG optimus 4x and of course the GS4 would be dead, which is not the case in reality.
            Nokia respects their beliefs as an act of humanity which is why I love Nokia so much ^_^

      • Me

        420 for potheads ๐Ÿ˜‰
        In the first picture it comes in marijuana green.

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  • javid

    Could this be the RM-900 that was going through the FCC at the end of January?
    The RM-900 has physical dimensions of 99.2mm tall by 58mm wide if you look at the information in the FCC filing.
    What is not available is the thickness but could be approx. 11mm.

  • Hope u will worked on widget . Screen wallpapers for app screen .Wireless charging . Best camera …

  • Also multitasking .Different type of Multitasking

  • AdriiLeanz

    i hope nokia start creating slide format phone with touch screens and physical keyboard

  • B Jay

    Looks like iPhone 3GS with color. :/

  • Sue

    The devices on the right and the left are same with a touch sensitive home button. . . But the device in the middle has a physical hardware button. . . Two different models.

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  • looking like 620 with icrap botton…!

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