Earlier this year we first heard that Nokia is preparing a new Lumia device with an aluminium shell, codenamed "Catwalk", that's said to be a successor to the current Lumia 920. Today we're seeing some leaked specs for this device courtesy of Flavio, an Italian blogger who has previously revealed details for smartphones ahead of their launches.
Flavio's source indicates that the Nokia Catwalk is a Lumia 920 with some minor modifications; the specs for the Catwalk are similar to the Lumia 920, including a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, 1 GB of RAM, an 8.7-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, a 4.5-inch octaOLED 1280 x 768 display (octa referring to On Cell Touch display technology), 16 GB of on-board storage and a 2000 mAh (7.6 Wh) battery.
[Exclusive] Nokia Catwalk: S4 1.5GHz dual, 4.5" octaOLED 1280x768, 1GB RAM 16GB ROM, 8.7Mpx f2.0 OIS, 2000mAh not remov, 129x71x8.4mm, 132g.— Flavio (@flapic) April 5, 2013
The major change comes in the form of size and weight reductions, reportedly slimming down the Catwalk to just 8.4mm thick and 132 grams, compared to 10.7mm and 185 grams with the Lumia 920. This reduction is said to be facilitated by the heavily-rumored aluminium design, and a switch from an IPS LCD display to an OLED-family panel should also help to reduce the footprint of this Lumia device.
Apparently the Catwalk will be unveiled on May 15 for a release on carriers in late June, with T-Mobile being a rumored carrier in the United States for this particular device. Nokia also allegedly has two other devices in the pipeline: the Lumia 928 (or "Laser"), which is reportedly a Lumia 920 revamp for Verizon and could well be based on this Catwalk model; and the flagship "EOS", which is said to bring a high-megapixel PureView camera to Windows Phone for the first time.
It's likely that Nokia will reveal both the "Catwalk" and "EOS" devices at the same time, with the Catwalk slotting into the range below the EOS in both price and specs. Of course theses specs remain a rumor right now, but it shouldn't be too long until we hear something official straight from Nokia.