Nokia Lumia 920 high gloss red

One of the things that Nokia has been known for as of late is its polycarbonate body construction, which its used on high-end smartphones like the Lumia 920, Lumia 900, Lumia 800 and Nokia N9. According to a new rumor, though, the Finnish firm is planning to switch things up with at least one of its upcoming handsets. A report from The Verge claims that Nokia is prepping a new Lumia model codenamed "Catwalk" that features an aluminum body. The Catwalk will reportedly be a follow-up to the Lumia 920 and will have similar specs to that unit, but the aluminum body will allow it to be thinner and lighter than the 920. Nokia is also said to be working on two other Lumias, and all three models are slated for launch later this year.

While Nokia's polycarbonate body designs have received praise from reviewers in the past, the Lumia 920 was seen by some as a bit of a bigger, meaty device. Switching over to an aluminum construction would certainly address those complaints, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of aluminum body that Nokia can cook up, especially since it's been a while since we've seen a high-end aluminum handset from Elop and Co. What do you all make of this new Nokia handset? Would a Lumia 920 successor with an aluminum body make you want to hop onto the Catwalk?

Via The Verge

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"We all love Nokia's build quality and polycarbonate, unibody phones. How do you feel about a possible switch to aluminum?"

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Darrell Wax
Darrell Wax They did with the n8,that was almost 3 years ago.and its still a sexy phone
Jason Wilde
Jason Wilde
Rafael Almonte
Rafael Almonte I think Nokia should switch to Android otherwise, it will die. Nokia: stop being a dumb ass! Microsoft does not love you and never will. They can't save themselves, what makes you think they can save you?
Mike Tasler
Mike Tasler One thought. IPhone 5. How did that work?
Mike Hogue
Mike Hogue Or a switch to android. Never giving up my Galaxy Note 2 for anything else.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz el aluminio se raya facil.
Paresh Bhojwani
Paresh Bhojwani I would definitely think about buying one..
BG Michael
BG Michael better change their design I LOVE LG Optimus G's design
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins Dropped my galaxy note several times on hard floors before getting a case. Still works like a charm. And looks great. But I'd love a stronger build. The fact that the battery pops out so frequently and easily is very annoying
Nicholas StylishDemeanor Scafe
Nicholas StylishDemeanor Scafe Doesnt matter just want to here the specs includein the os it will run :) forever fan me nokia# love the nokia lumia 920
Robert Farias
Robert Farias I love my 920 and the way it feels like a good solid phone. Not of fan of the super light feel like the iPhone 5 ,makes it feel like a toy imo.
Aleksandar Sataric
Aleksandar Sataric Nokia should use materials from my Nokia X7 :D
Justin Plecko
Justin Plecko As long as they maintain the same great build quality, I really don't care what its made out of. However, please don't make it out of some cheap piece of plastic like Samsung does with their Galaxy phones!

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