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Nokia Catwalk aluminium flagship phone pictured

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Pictures of Nokia's next flagship phone, which has apparently been code-named Catwalk, appear to have been leaked online.

Images of a mysterious new Nokia device have appeared on Chinese website Baidu. The pictures show both the front and rear of the device, revealing a couple of interesting details.

For one thing, the device appears to be of an aluminium construction. As reported in January, Nokia is believed to be abandoning its polycarbonate design material for the follow-up to the Nokia Lumia 920.

Interestingly, though, the rear panel appears to be made of plastic.

Another interesting feature of this new Nokia device is its camera module. Placed quite centrally on the rear of the device, it also bulges out considerably.

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This could mean that Nokia is looking to close the gap between the photographic work-arounds of the Nokia Lumia 920 and the outright camera chops of the Nokia 808 PureView. It's more likely to mean that the phone will be considerably thinner than the somewhat chunky Lumia 920 overall.

The pictures also seem to suggest a shift in position for the microUSB slot from the bottom of the device (as on the Nokia Lumia 920) to the top of the device.

There are three familiar connection points on the lower part of the rear cover, suggesting that Nokia is keen to keep its wireless charging standard for its next lot of Windows Phone 8 devices.

Of course, this could simply be one of Nokia's many prototype devices. Hopefully we'll learn more over the coming weeks and months.

Via: WPCentral

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