Juho Sarvikas played a big role in Nokia’s smartphone lineup revival at the hands of HMD Global. The executive helped the company to establish its name again across global markets as Chief Product Officer. Now, however, he is ready to experience new adventures. The HMD Global’s CPO has announced his exit from the company. For those unaware, he was associated with Nokia and HMD for 15 years and was appointed as the Vice President of HMD’s North America Business in June 2020. He was responsible for building relationships with carriers and ecosystem partners and expanding Nokia’s product lineup.
The former HMD executive didn’t reveal his future plans yet. It’s unclear if he’ll be present at HMD’s April 8 event. In the next month, the company will unveil at least three new Nokia smartphones for the budget segment. This could be Juho Sarvikas’s opportunity to say goodbye, but since he made the announcement right now, we don’t think that will be the case. You can read his statement below:
“After amazing 15 years with Nokia and HMD, I have made the tough decision that is time to move on. I’m so proud of what we have achieved together and know that the success of HMD & Nokia phones will continue. Follow @nokiamobile for Nokia Phones news. Thank you for everything!” – Juho Sarvikas.
HMD will unveil its first Nokia contenders for 2021
The Finnish company is expected to unveil three new Nokia smartphones on April 8. So far, the list includes the Nokia G10, X10, and X20. Unfortunately, the company is keeping a low profile when it comes to the specifications of these smartphones. According to rumors, the Nokia G10 is the only 4G smartphone and will carry an Helio P22 chipset at the helm with a 140 Euros price.
As we can see the trio of smartphones will focus in the low-tier segment. So far there are no reports about Nokia’s highly-anticipated flagship or new premium mid-range phones.