Juho Sarvikas, the CPO of HMD, boldly went where no other CPO would go. He reacted to Huawei’s recently announced Mate 40, and hope he won’t mind me finishing his tweet by adding a famous Oscar Wild quote: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness. Huawei Mate 40, well its render, resembles a bit of a Nokia 8.3 5G. The resemblance is seen only in the looks of the camera module, and it is nowhere else to be found. We can only wish that Nokia 8.3 5G had some of the hardware features of Huawei’s Mate 40. Instead, Nokia fans got a good phone and nothing else. But, even though there is no wireless charging, water resistance, and maybe optical image stabilization, the goodness of Nokia 8.3 is probably something that people need. If I were Juho, I would ask for some retribution like demanding for camera algorithms used in P30Pro.
Nokia phones are unique, usually followed by a great design, but the competition also has that now. Huawei was bold enough to even use a warm color that will make the owners of orange Mate 40 stand out. While I like the really unique color of Nokia 8.3, I do miss seeing Nokia smartphones in that feisty red or yellow, or tat gorgeous shiny copper color of Nokia 8.
Anyway, it is good that Juho is fightig for its devices on socia networks, it would be better to promote Nokia smartpones in other way. By going directly on Huawei’s best, or probably one of the best smartphones in te Android world, Nokia mobile shoud be focusing on creating a story that wil bring Nokia phones closer to people. Maybe they could also introduce a trial of new devices as Nokia Connects used to do…
Let’s imitate what Huawei is doing, in design, hardware specs and imaging. Maybe Nokia mobilecould bring some Nokia imaging minds back to Finland, back to Nokia brand, now when Huawei is under pressure.
But, you know what, baby steps. Nokia 8.3 5G does gove me hope that new Nokia 9 will finally be the flagship we all are waiting for.