Nokia rumoured to release a Lumia with an aluminum body, will be thinner and lighter than the 920

Ian Hardy

January 3, 2013 12:28 pm


Nokia’s LTE-enabled Lumia 920 is a beast. It has a 4.5-inch display, incredibly heavy at 185 grams and thick at 10.7 mm – the industry average is now under 10mm, even 9mm.

This year, according to new reports from The Verge, has Nokia moving away from the popular polycarbonate design and making their next Windows Phone 8 flagship Lumia device – current codename is “Catwalk” – out of aluminum. This will reportedly make it both thinner and lighter. No other details are currently known, but you can expect the “Catwalk” to launch later this year and have “similar internal hardware specifications” to the 920.

A thinner and lighter Lumia with a PureView camera sounds like a winner. Yes?

Source: The Verge

  • GENERAL WONG

    I can’t wait to see this new Lumia!

    • JUST SAYING

      Apple will sue them for using a metal back, as you know apple is number one company who discovered the metal since 954 B.C.

  • Bray

    Before anyone asks, no this is not BB10

  • Get. A. Clue.

    Finally. The weight was a big flaw in the design of the phone. This will greatly help.

  • Bryce

    I find it hard to believe since if true it would basically negate wireless charging and NFC. Unless they work their Nokia magic I guess..

  • Morgan Freeman Lookalike

    “YAY” said all the WP8 fans…. all the 1% of smart phone users.

    • Ian

      Yes, it’s the only group of one-percenters I belong to.

  • je

    “incredibly heavy at 185 grams ” You gotta be kidding me….

    • JUST SAYING

      FYI Galaxy note with a 5.5″ is only 183 grams

      Nokia lumia with a 4.5″ is 185 grams

    • phreezerburn

      No 920’s for the “girly men”…

  • Me

    @ Morgan – wow, arent you a funny one! So do you have a daily job too, or just enjoy sitting in your parents’ basement and being funny?

    • Morgan Freeman Lookalike

      I sit here in my parents basement. My mom makes the best popcorn. I’d invite you to come over to hang out but I’m not allowed to have friends over right now.

  • robbers

    Seriously, why are people complaining about the weight of the phone? Who cares if it’s 185 g or 140 g, I want a solid, functionnal phone first. And nokia, please start by releasing the colors of Lumia 920 before thinking of a new phone

  • Ron S

    looking for to see what the L720 is going to be like

  • mike

    Nokia should start releasing some Android versions then maybe they’ll do better in the market :-)

    • JUST SAYING

      100% agree with you

      at that time I MAY think to buy one :)

  • RL

    If you really find this phone incredibly heavy, I think you have more to be worried about than phones and should probably set up an appointment with a doctor or a personal trainer.

  • glonq

    Great, another reason to feel bad for buying a Lumia 920.

  • tauseef

    is this bb10???

  • inc

    damit… now i am going to have to wait for the new one :(

  • freestaterocker

    Aluminum is light, but it blocks electronic signals, like cellular reception and NFC, etc. It’s NOT a good material for phones!!! Does Nokia REALLY want a piece of antennagate action?

    • phreezerburn

      The N8 is aluminium.

  • GlassBackBadIdea

    I think Nokia should hookup with Ubuntu and ditch Microsoft

  • Jer

    I personally love the feel & weight of the 920.

    Id rather have the feeling of solid quality craftsmanship in my hand than feel like im holding an expensive plastic toy designed for my 2 year old.

  • Dylan D

    If they do a unibody aluminum case, in the form of the Lumia devices like the 800 and 920, with the round edges and sharp tops… I will instantly buy it. I’ve been leaneant on getting WP7. But I will go all out if it means I can get a full aluminum phone. Only problem will be finding a way to get a polycarbonate window for the cell antena.

    • phreezerburn

      Look up the N8 and smile then.

  • Tomatoes11

    Um, they don’t need to use aluminum to make it thinner and lighter. They just need to make it thinner and lighter. The One X uses the same process as the Lumia 920 and it is thin and light. Nokia just needs to learn how to use their materials more efficiently rather than changing the material.

    • phreezerburn

      Their engineers are Vikings and nerds born wearing horned helmets likely don’t even notice the weight.

  • RL

    I look at it as a really thin and light point and click with a really cool phone built in.