Nokia is preparing to transition over to an aluminum design for “at least one high-end Lumia Windows Phone” set for sometime this year, according to The Verge. The company’s Lumia 920 is its current flagship, so we’d expect something similar—just slimmer, more refined and stronger.
Nokia is renowned for its device construction, but the company has favored polycarbonate materials in the past. A move over to an aluminum build would make its devices feel even more solid, while allowing the company to be a bit more flexible with overall design—and hopefully shed a few ounces in the process, according to sources familiar with Nokia’s plans.
In addition to the upcoming 920 successor, which has been codenamed Catwalk, Nokia is preparing two other Lumia handsets to be “part of a new line up this year,” The Verge said. It’s unclear when these devices are slated to hit—”later this year”—but the prospect alone of a thinner, lighter Lumia 920 is enough to get us excited. Let’s just hope the company can keep (or improve) the PureView camera tech incubating inside.