Nokia plans Lumia 920 successor, thinner, lighter and made of aluminium
Nokia is already planning a 2013 successor to its Windows Phone 8 flagship Lumia 920. Insider sources having knowledge of Nokia’s said plans have revealed to The Verge that the Finnish company is planning to switch to an aluminium construction for at least one high-end Lumia Windows Phone planned for release in 2013. Nokia has only one flagship, the Lumia 920, in the running now. With the change from traditional polycarbonate body to aluminium for its Lumia devices, the new smartphones are expected to be a lot lighter and thinner than the existing Lumia 920.
The new device from Nokia, codenamed Catwalk, is designed with similar internal hardware specifications as that of Lumia 920 in mind. As a successor to the Lumia 920 it will debut as a replacement to the company’s current Windows Phone 8 flagship. Nokia’s first Symbian^3 phone, the N8, was also made of an aluminium body and was doubtlessly the best camera phone at the time. Catwalk would probably include the same PureView camera tech as that of is predecessor, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. The move towards aluminium is probably to compete against Apple’s iPhone’s size and weight, one of the main drawbacks many reviewers noted with the Lumia 920.
Apart from the Catwalk, Nokia is planning to introduce two other new Windows Phone 8 handsets this year. Nokia is yet to launch the Lumia 920 in India, and at the moment, there is no word on exactly when this will happen. The new phones are expected to have neither the features nor the design of the previous models.
Source: The Verge
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4 January, 2013