Nokia's aluminium-bodied Catwalk tipped as successor to the Lumia 920

Nokia's aluminium-bodied Catwalk tipped as successor to the Lumia 920

Just this morning I was thinking how everything had gone a bit quiet on the Nokia front compared with the big Lumia 920/Lumia 820 push over the closing months of 2012.

And what do we have here? The first rumours surrounding the next generation of Lumia smartphone, and more specifically a handset codenamed Catwalk, which will reportedly ditch the polycarbonate of the current high-end Lumias for an aluminium shell.

According to The Verge, the Catwalk will be thinner and lighter than the current Lumia 920 thanks as a result of the aluminium construction, though it's an interesting about-turn considering how much time and effort Nokia went to in talking up its plast... sorry, polycarbonate shells.

The Verge reckons the Catwalk will otherwise be a moderate evolution of the Lumia 920 from a hardware standpoint, which is no surprise considering the current model is already towards the upper limit of the specs supported by Windows Phone 8.

There's no real timeframe being mentioned beyond “later this year”, but we are told there are two other Lumia handsets in the works, though it remains to be seen if they'll be evolutions of a current device like the Catwalk, or additional handsets to flesh out the Lumia range.

Read more about: Windows Phone

Add a comment
12 comments

Pondlife  Jan. 3, 2013 at 19:37

Just what they need to increase sales of the 920...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 3, 2013 at 19:54

Just what they need to increase sales of the 920...

hahaha Yes, they never learn. Remember the E61? "no camera because many companies do not allow cam phones" - couple of months later? E62i .... and so on.

mightyforest  Jan. 3, 2013 at 22:58

interested to see specs/screen size of this. would love to see a build of the 920 but lighter and with quad core / sd slot

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 3, 2013 at 23:17

interested to see specs/screen size of this. would love to see a build of the 920 but lighter and with quad core / sd slot No quadcore for WP8. But yes, they should bring SD-card support. The 820 has it...

Pondlife  Jan. 3, 2013 at 23:29

Could do with it becoming a size more becoming of it's screen size too.
Is curious that it and the 8x lacked sd, though given there's less apps to find space for does 920 need it....

Pondlife  Jan. 3, 2013 at 23:35

Wonder if a qwerty wp nokia would melt jans heart a little ;)

mightyforest  Jan. 3, 2013 at 23:38

n95 was one of the best phones ive owned

Bobby121  Jan. 4, 2013 at 00:18

More importantly... the O/S really needs to improve Synergy & Gaming as real reason(s) to purchase a Windows Phone over the rest.

Nokia Phones should definitely be slimmer + quadcore + a better GPU. 1080P would've been brilliant... but I can't see that happening before Autumn.

Pondlife  Jan. 4, 2013 at 00:30

As Jan said quadcore is outside wp8 specs, so unless they relax those unlike wp7 most of those can't happen. Can make it slimmer though...

mightyforest  Jan. 4, 2013 at 08:28

i thought up to 64 core was supported on windows phone?. i know 1080p isnt supported yet on wp8 although im sure it will be in this years update

mrew42  Jan. 4, 2013 at 10:39

Jan, 2 core CPU is the minimum requirement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Phone_8

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:57

Thanks, Mrew oops :))
I take it all back.
Anyway - knowing Nokia, this phone may well be a year or two away... Look at the first E71 leaks and the actuall launch - or the N8 for that matter

Email:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

Comment: