After unveiling the Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone in the last week, HMD Global has come up with another launch. Well, this time it is not a smartphone or the 4G feature phone but new Bluetooth earphones. HMD has unveiled the Nokia BH-501 Bluetooth earphones. If you are wondering that you have come across this name sometime in the past, then you are not wrong. We say so, as Nokia released a Bluetooth headset with the same model number BH-501 over a decade back and now the Finnish company appears to bring back nostalgia with the same name.
On the design front, the Nokia BH-501 Bluetooth earphones features an aluminum body along with a brushed material finish. The BH-501 weighs in at 15 grams and measures 50 cm in length. This specific Bluetooth earphones is available only in the Black color variant. This Bluetooth earphones has an in-line remote on the cable that features three buttons meant for music playback and answering incoming calls.
What's the highlight of Nokia BH-501?
Talking about the key highlight of the Nokia BH-501 Bluetooth earphones, it has a capacious battery that can render up to three days of battery life and up to 144 hours of standby time. However, HMD has not revealed the battery capacity of this Nokia-branded Bluetooth earphones as yet.
The other notable aspect of the Nokia BH-501 is the water resistant build. Though HMD has not segmented this specific model as a sports earphones, it comes with the IP55 rating that makes it resistant to water splashes projected from a distance.
Price and availability
For now, HMD Global has not revealed any word regarding when the Nokia BH-501 Bluetooth earphones will be up for sale for the interested consumers. It is priced at 299 yuan (approx. Rs. 2,900) but we do not have any idea regarding its global availability also as yet. We are yet to know if the Nokia BH-501 Bluetooth earphones to be released in the major markets such as India in the coming months.
We think that HMD has come up with a Bluetooth earphones so that it can capitalize on the trend as many manufacturers are coming up with high-end smartphones without the 3.5mm audio jack. This is one factor that leaves the scope for the Bluetooth earphones.