Nokia’s Lumia 920 Successor to be Thinner and Lighter


The Nokia Lumia 920 has only just gone on sale, but Nokia is already hard at work on its successor and according to a report by The Verge, it will be a thinner and lighter device. This is good news, as although the Lumia 920 feels robust in the hand, there’s no denying it’s a chunky piece of kit, weighing in at 185 grams and measuring 10.7mm thick.

Nokia will alter this by abandoning the polycarbonate construction and switching to aluminium, a material Apple has exploited on its iPhone 5, a device which weighs considerably less at 112 grams and is just 7.6mm thick. The change could bring about a design alteration too, seeing Nokia move away from the look of the N9 and Lumia 800/Lumia 900 for the next generation of its Windows Phone 8 hardware.

Currently codenamed Catwalk, Nokia is obviously confident about the look of its next Lumia phone, which will be introduced later in the year, presumably with a redesigned Lumia 820 replacement too. The report says we shouldn’t expect too many alterations internally though, so the dual-core Snapdragon, 8 megapixel camera and 4.5-inch HD screen will probably be repeated.

The Lumia 920 has been a big hit for Nokia, and recently sold out in several Shanghai locations following its December launch, while other European locations are seeing it beat the iPhone 5 in sales. In the U.S., an analyst reported in December the Lumia 920 was the top-selling smartphone in the country, beating arch-rival Samsung with the Galaxy S III into the second spot.

It was originally launched in November, so it may not be until much later in 2013 that we see its replacement.

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