Nokia preparing lighter, thinner Lumia flagship, with aluminium body

Nokia's Lumia 920 has, by many accounts, been something of a hit with smartphone buyers. There have been reports from around the world of the handset selling out - from AT&T in the US and Clove in the UK, to Australia's Telstra describing demand for the device as "beyond amazing". More recently, the launch of the handset in China also generated huge demand.

It's perhaps not surprising, given that the handset has received widespread praise - but one frequent complaint about the 920 is its weight. At 185g, it's one of the heaviest smartphones available, far weightier than the iPhone 5's 112g or even HTC's Windows Phone 8X, which weighs just 130g. But Nokia looks set to address this criticism head on with the 920's successor.

Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is planning a much lighter and thinner successor to its flagship Windows Phone. The handset - known by its internal codename, 'Catwalk' - is said to eschew Nokia's familiar polycarbonate shell, in favour of an aluminium body that will lend itself to a much more svelte device.

Catwalk is reported to be one of at least three new Lumia Windows Phones set to be launched later this year.

Source: The Verge

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