With Nokia having only one high-end Windows Phone 8 device at the moment – the Lumia 920 – it’s only natural for the company to prepare a new Windows Phone flagship device for 2013.
According to The Verge and undisclosed “sources familiar” with the matter, Nokia intends to use an aluminum body “for at least one high-end Lumia Windows Phone” that’s going to be launched sometime this year. The aluminum construction would allow the new handset to be significantly thinner and lighter than the Lumia 920 – which uses a polycarbonate body, and is one of the largest and heaviest sub 5-inch handsets out there (185 grams, 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm).
This new aluminum-made smartphone is currently codenamed Nokia Catwalk. It will be the direct successor to the Lumia 920, and should feature similar internals. So we probably must not expect a quad-core processor. But a PureView camera is almost certainly going to be included.
Apart from the Catwalk, Nokia is planning to introduce other two new Windows Phone 8 handsets this year. At the moment, there is no word on exactly when this will happen, an neither on the features or design of the two.
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