Nokia's new high-end model to be aluminum?

Nokia's new high-end model to be aluminum?
Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia is known for its polycarbonate handsets, which makes the new high-end model it is allegedly working on seem completely different. Those with knowledge of what Nokia has in mind, say that the successor to the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 model will be made out of aluminum. That would make the model, which is codenamed Catwalk, lighter and thinner than its current top of the line handset. The phone codenamed Catwalk should be launched sometime later this year.

Additionally, Nokia is said to be working on another pair of handsets that will all be part of Nokia's new line up for 2013. The Catwalk is said to have the same internal hardware specs as the Nokia Lumia 920 and with the use of the aluminum, Nokia hopes to bring down the weight on its top model in order to better compete against the size and weight of the Apple iPhone. The polycarbonate on the Nokia Lumia 920 makes the device weigh in at 185 grams compared to the 112 grams that the Apple iPhone 5 tips the scale at.

source: TheVerge via UnwiredView

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68 Comments

68. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I WANT A QWERTY Phone.. !! Nokia and WP.. I have been with WP since my first Dell Venue Pro.. and my sons now have a Nokia 810 and a HTC 8x.. I STILL HAVE MY DVP.. I will SERIOUSLY consider switching to BB10 if they dont come wout with a protrait QWERTY phone.

67. qadersafi3

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Nokia Best at all , I love u nokia , I am looking forward to it and jollah selfish os.... nokia best at all

53. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

As long as it is windows aluminum or gold will not make much difference. If it had to then 920 should have been a mega success. It's just giving one fail after another from 7,7.5,8 .. what next 8.5 or 9.0?

60. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hahaha what fail i am sick of hearing from guys like you "wp7 sucks it will wp7.5 sucks it will fail now wp8 sucks it will FAIL " guess what it never happened yet looser get over ur attempt to provide false information Non has failed they have evolved from wp7 -> wp8 and it will keep going no matter how much u want it to fail. low sales dont mean fail. totall extenct means fail.and i dont see it happening outside phone arena.

66. papss unregistered

You can't talk to that idiot..seriously his mouth is locked tight on the teet

50. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

A Metal LUMIA!! My dream come true!!! It will be thinner and lighter. Could be iPhone5-thin without Pureview optics.

38. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I dnt care if the material change, all I care is if the Nokia quality there

28. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

ip5 needs case. 920 doesn't so u will feel 920 is lighter.....

26. mcgrd

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

good. so nokia dont want to use cheap plastic for their flagship phone anymore.

52. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Cheap plastic? you mean it? plastic,ok Cheap ? .. suitable comment for samsung not for Nokia....

59. mcgrd

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

"suitable comment for samsung not for Nokia" hahaha =p

22. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Dear Sprint, please release a high end Windows 8 Lumia Model. Im tired of Android and don't particularly care for Apple. Pick up the ball!!!

13. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

Hopefully it would have a 12 MP camera or more , 2 Ghz Dual core or 1.5 Ghz Quad core , 5 inch 1080p or 4.8 inch 720p screen and a battery between 2500 mAh and 3000 mAh power battery

35. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

slow down man 3000mah battery it will be fat as old 90s phone and heavy as 200gm+

58. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Note 2 isn't fat..

61. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

oh God look at its size 5 inch i think isnt it way too over sized for a normal phone and what the weight of note2 and how long it runs even with that battry

51. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

looks like you have 1500 $ to spend then......

56. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

seems to me like you're talking about the SONY XPERIA Z...

12. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

bag elop and go to android nokia.

25. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Android? Are you kidding me? Have you used Windows Phone 8? My wife has the Lumia 822 while im stuck with Android and everyday I see why Android is inferior. Im tired of crashes and issues. 9 months to go til upgrade..

30. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

lool my htc droid incredible is smooth as i want it to be........what phone do you have? or better yet, what do you have "ON" your phone?

33. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

does it matter what's on his phone or which model he has? if android can't provide the same performance and functionality across all models then what's the point? not everyone can afford to buy a flagship every quarter of the year or twice a year...

36. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

come on im sure he can buy "one" good flag ship phone....and o also i only paid 237 for my phone the droid incredible 4g lte (not a flagship phone)............ so im sure it DOES matter whats "on" your phone.....not so much as of "what" type of phone you have....

39. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

10.3% still on Froyo and 50.6% still on GB...what do you make of that...?

41. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

and what does that have to do with fluidity??

43. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

It means most of them are still laggy..even the newer high end ones crash and lag at times when made to work at the extremes...

45. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

How can Android be inferior, it has much more functions, you can tweak it however you want. I have SGS1 with jelly bean(all hail xda :)) and I have no such things as issues and crashes. And by the way when I was in a store a week ago I had a chance to play with lumia 920 and 820 and they lagged, true story.

48. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

maybe your phone is an outdated phone that's why it crashes. don't go around this site saying android sucks. 'coz you know what? WP sucks! microsofts support for the users is not that great unlike google who constantly tries to improve their software. and i guess your bragging about WP ui being so butter-like smooth. then use HTC droid DNA, LG Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Note II. And if that's not enough why cannot i see devs wasting their time developing in WP if it's so godlike.

65. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I've got the Motorola Photon. Not the newest but not old. Before this I had a Samsung. Both crash a ton. I have a few apps that are highly rated. I sell many phones and we constantly have Androids that have many issues. @Pedro0x my wifes Lumia hasn't crashed in the month and a half we've had it. Just today though my awesome (Not) Android restarted itself while playing Pandora and was froze on the Motorola Screen. On a side note sure Android has "more" apps but they are mostly (not all) junk. The app developers for Windows seem far superior. Of course that makes sense when Android app developers get money from ADS -_-' Smh.. But fellas its ok keep living in your bubble. I sell cell phones for a living and I love to play with them anytime I can. Im not saying Android is terrible but after using both heavily, Android is like a bicycle that keeps getting flat tires and Windows Phone is a luxury car with climate control seats ;)

11. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

scuffgate is waiting

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