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Aluminum Nokia Catwalk smartphone poses for the camera

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Aluminum Nokia Catwalk smartphone poses for the camera
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

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posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:37 8

1. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:53 14

7. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

but it looks cool , isn't it ?

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:59 5

9. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:12 5

10. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 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..

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 15:11 1

34. p5yb0rg (unregistered)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:42 7

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 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.

posted on 21 Apr 2013, 17:31

37. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

chrome phones in Black or Silver would be awesome

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:42

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:47 3

4. Sp12er (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

928 aren't the catwalk

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:49 6

5. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:24 2

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

It's only 8.4mm

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 12:49 1

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:51 1

6. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 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.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:54

8. Sarajevo (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Nov 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...

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:15 1

26. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:37 7

11. valapsp (Posts: 561; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

ugly back.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:40 3

12. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

that is one sexy handset well done nokia

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 04:12 7

13. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:06 6

15. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:12 4

16. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 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(

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:32 2

17. muitosabao (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Apr 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!

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:43 8

18. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 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 :(

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:09 1

19. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:45 1

20. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:24 1

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 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™

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:37

22. UdhaiyaPrasanth (Posts: 76; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:46 1

23. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:48

24. trexnkrumpets (Posts: 45; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:06 1

25. amats69 (Posts: 1515; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:44 3

28. amats69 (Posts: 1515; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

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

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