Nokia Lumia 925 and 928 launch scheduled for 14th May
London launch event will see the Catwalk unveiled for the first time, along with the possibility of a sneak preview of the Lumia EOS
Nokia's Lumia 925, codenamed 'Catwalk,' is believed to be launching next week at an event in London - marking the first time the company has used aluminium for the casing of a Lumia Windows Phone.
Designed as a replacement for the current range-topping Nokia Lumia 920, the Lumia 925 was first leaked back in January with claims the device would be slimmer and lighter than its predecessor - thanks largely to an all-aluminium body which dispenses with the polycarbonate plastic of the Lumia line in favour of a higher-end material common to devices like the HTC One and iPhone 5.
At the time, it was claimed that the handset would be more of a redesign than an upgrade: while some aspects would be changed to accommodate the thinner layout and reduce the overall weight, initial leaks claimed that the Lumia 925 would retain the same processor, memory and storage capacity of its predecessor. It is also expected to include the same camera, with the company's PureView technology - first seen on the PureView 808 being reserved for the Lumia EOS handset that would be an alternative to the 925 for photography enthusiasts.
Now, Chinese fan site site Windows Phone Bar has published an as-yet unreleased invitation to a Nokia press event which offers press the chance to "see what's next" with the tag-line "the Nokia Lumia story continues." Scheduled for the 14th of May in London, the event is believed to be bringing the launch of the Lumia 925. The same event is expected to bring the Lumia EOS, which has been claimed to have been renamed to the Lumia 928 - although it's not yet clear whether this will be a full launch for the product, or just a preview ahead of a launch later this year. Borrowing the same aluminium styling of the Catwalk, the Lumia 928 would include the 41-megapixel PureView sensor - making it the highest-resolution Windows Phone handset by far.
Nokia, for its part, has refused to detail exactly what it intends to show off at the event - but if you're in the market for a Windows Phone handset, we'd certainly advise waiting a week to see what the company is going to announce before spending any cash.