Aluminum Nokia Catwalk smartphone poses for the camera

We've heard plenty of rumors about the elusive Nokia smartphone codenamed "Catwalk", which expected to offer Lumia 920-esque hardware packed inside a slimmer, metal-made body. However, this has to be the first time we get to see what the handset might actually look like, if this latest leak is to be trusted. 

The images of an alleged Nokia Lumia smartphone surfaced earlier on the internet via Chinese website Baidu. To be honest, it doesn't look particularly pretty in this form, but who knows, it might be just an early prototype. Although the handset is supposed to be constructed using aluminum elements, the back appears to be made of plastic. Its frame, on the other hand, might very well be made of aluminum. 

Since this Nokia Lumia smartphone is expected to be only 8.4 millimeters thin, it is not surprising to see a huge camera module protruding above the back's surface. The snapper is expected to be identical to the Lumia 920's 8.7MP camera and should also sport optical image stabilization. The shooter is reinforced with a dual LED flash, judging by what we see on the image. Further down the bottom of the smartphone's back we see a speaker grille and three metal connectors, the kind of which the Nokia Lumia 720 also has. These are used for wireless charging, but the functionality is enabled only with the use of a special case. 

On the front side of the leaked Nokia there's not a whole lot going on. We just see the earpiece with a Nokia logo underneath and a front-facing camera to the side. Interestingly, the front panel looks very similar to the one we saw in this video of a Nokia Lumia 928 screen assembly. Rumor has it that the display diagonal size of the Nokia Catwalk is 4.5 inches and the resolution is 768 by 1280 pixels

As far as further specs go, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor will probably run the show, with the help of 1GB of RAM. On-board storage will be limited to 16GB while a 2000mAh non-removable battery will be under the hood. The Nokia Catwalk is said to tip the scales at only 132 grams, which is much less than what the chunky Nokia Lumia 920 weighs. 

The legitimacy of these Nokia Catwalk images has yet to be confirmed or debunked, so treat them as any other leak for the time being - with a pinch of salt. In case they aren't fake, then we might get to see the Nokia Catwalk on stage as soon as May 15

source: Baidu via The Verge



1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

is it necesarry ? same as 920 ? maybe camera better ?

7. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

but it looks cool , isn't it ?

9. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

yes it is. metal body makes phone so beautiful and elegant. i bought htc one because of this :)

10. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Yes, but i simply/absolutely loved the Nokia's logo placement on the 920/820/620. That is, at the top right corner of the phone. It was extremely stylish with that typeface! Now they seem to move the logo back to the top center, just the same as the other phones..

34. p5yb0rg unregistered

looks as if it came from a page of HTC's design books.

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Metallic cyan catwalk will look drop dead gorgeous! This design is good enough, though I don't like protruding cameras. They force you to use a case to protect it. Also, I wish the back cover to be removable. Seems like it is, looking at image.

37. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

chrome phones in Black or Silver would be awesome

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'd rather believe the one that came up here last week with the Xenon flash. I've heard rumors of the 928 being similar to the 920, and if that's right, the device shouldn't stray away much from the 920.

4. Sp12er

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

928 aren't the catwalk

5. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

specs are not mind blowing and the phones looks thick as well.

14. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

It's only 8.4mm

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's a different version of L920 so it's similar and this phone will hit T-Mobile.

6. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

It really doesn't look much thinner than my 920. The thing that gets me is the mic on top. Its not the same as the 920's HAAC mic. It looks like just a standard microphone.

8. Sarajevo

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

Maybe this is picture of EOS with 41 Mpx camera? Because of big camera on the backside? And this is not like L920 at all...

26. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I doubt it. That 41mp camera comes with a Xenon flash, which requires a bit more room.

11. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

ugly back.

12. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

that is one sexy handset well done nokia

13. TheBitterTruth unregistered

It can not be Catwalk. The back looks ugly. Nokia can not make ugly phones, I believe!

15. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Love the whole aluminium look, but the camera design. Nope. Too much HTC here, I kind of hope this is a fake. :/

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No! NO! I hope that this isn't the real Catwalk! The back is......oh my god! Please don't tell me this is real! x(

17. muitosabao

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

i can confirm that this is the real deal. i know someone who works at vodafone, and they're testing it. he says it looks great, super light and thin and has the N9 double tap to wake up feature!

18. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

It is UGLY :) please improve the Lumia's 920 design , don't start with a total new look, this thing is ugly as hell :(

19. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

My guess is that it's an early prototype or a fake. The design elements look more like an HTC phone.

20. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

I don't like the camera design. It ruins the back of the phone.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This phone dosen't look like a "catwalk, more like sumo wrestling phone"™ is it still the same thickness and big huge wide and brick? We will have to wait and see the final feautres and dimensions! So Nokia calls this thier phone a catwalk cause its slim and has a PV808 camera...? What a joke, phones like oPPo5 are at 7mm™

22. UdhaiyaPrasanth

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

The front is okay, the back is not! Hope this is only a prototype...

23. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

If that is the real deal then it's the Pontiac Aztek of phones.

24. trexnkrumpets

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

Give it a brightly colored aluminum coat. (replaceable back!)

25. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Oh I'm sorry Nokia fans but it is ugly...esp the back. Hopefully this is not the real thing.

28. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I mean the front is ok.but the back is ugly.

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