Nokia Lumia 920 Successor Could be Aluminum

The next Nokia Lumia smartphone may be made out of aluminum instead of the typical polycarbonate.

Polycarbonate (plastic) is what's composed every Lumia since its inception. However, The Verge, citing "sources familiar with Nokia's plans", said the next smartphone in the Lumia slate will be made out of aluminum.

Purportedly code-named the Nokia Catwalk, the future Lumia handset will be the successor to Nokia's Lumia 920 flagship Windows phone, with an aluminum frame possibly making the unannounced device thinner and lighter. As well as the Catwalk, two other Lumia smartphones are also said to scheduled for a 2013 launch.

Nokia has previously incorporated an aluminum design in its handsets. The Finnish phone manufacturer's N8 from 2010 sported a metal casing in a variety of colors.

Several high profile smartphones sport a polycarbonate design, including HTC's Windows Phone 8X, Samsung's Galaxy S3, while the iPhone 5 and HTC One S feature aluminum on their chassis.

 

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  • Aircraft-grade aluminium is welcome but that soda-can stuff Apple is using on the iP5 is weak, scratch-prone cheapness.
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  • Please throw in the 808's camera sensor and sound recording. PLEASE!!!
    To see the capabilities of the sensor watch these:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x717XQHfq_U

    and this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-IJIrl1G9g
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  • Why not Mg?
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  • Aircraft-grade aluminium is welcome but that soda-can stuff Apple is using on the iP5 is weak, scratch-prone cheapness.
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