Just before the weekend a rumour began spreading suggesting that Nokia could introduce the phone currently known as the Nokia Catwalk at an event in London on 15 May. It sounded a little too early to be true, as the Catwalk is supposed to replace the Lumia 920 in Nokia’s range, a phone which has been on sale for barely six months.
However, shortly after the prospective launch date was outed, a new leak concerning the Catwalk has brought us more information on the phone’s possible speculation. While it’s not proof the Catwalk will arrive in mid-May, it could indicate the phone is edging closer to its official release.
The news comes from a tweet sent by Italian marketer Flavio, who states the phone will have a 720p, 4.5-inch touchscreen, an 8.7 megapixel camera, 16GB of storage space and a 2000mAh battery. The processor wasn’t mentioned, but otherwise this is identical to the Lumia 920.
The alteration will come in the chassis, which will be 50 grams lighter than the 920 at 132 grams, and just over 2mm thinner. Rumour has it Nokia is ditching the polycarbonate body and moving to aluminium instead – a radical departure from its current Windows Phone range, but an effective way of lowering the overall weight. Elsewhere, the Catwalk has shown up on a hardware test list, where it has the model number RM-892 and RM-893, one of which could be a T-Mobile USA exclusive, the other its international partner.
Will Nokia give us a lighter, thinner Lumia 920 variant in May? It’s beginning to look like a distinct possibility, although we won’t know for sure until the day comes. For now, the Catwalk remains a rumoured, unofficial device.