Nokia's Lumia 920 'Catwalk' successor rumored to be thinner and lighter
3rd Jan 2013 | 20:05
With aluminum body
A report on Thursday claimed that Nokia is planning a high-end successor to the Lumia 920 with a thinner and lighter form thanks to a new aluminum body.
The existing Nokia Lumia devices all use polycarbonate, making the phones thicker and heavier than the handsets could be if made with aluminum instead.
The new aluminum Lumia smartphone, which will reportedly be similar in specs to the 920, is currently known only by the code name "Catwalk," possibly because of its attention-grabbing body.
An aluminum frame could make the Lumia 920 successor thinner and lighter, yes, but it could also come with some drawbacks.
Aluminum vs. polycarbonate
Polycarbonate is considered quite well-suited for mobile devices, being relatively lightweight and scratch-resistant. Nevertheless, aluminum could be a step up.
On the other hand, let's not forget that it was the iPhone 5's scratch-prone aluminum back that caused so many problems back in October around the smartphone's launch.
Three new Lumias total
The report, coming from The Verge, also claimed that Nokia has two other new Lumia handsets planned to debut this year as well.
The site's sourcing was minimal, though, so it's not clear where this information comes from.
Little more is known about any of the new Lumia devices, besides that the publications expects each to get a 2013 introduction.
TechRadar asked Nokia to share more information and will update this story if and when the Finnish company responds.