Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer, is now situated in the USA where he is closely working with Qualcomm and Google on bringing new Nokia phones to life. With Nokia Mobile launching 5.4 back in December 2020, and with the last real midrange phone being announced in March 2020, those that still hold dear about the Nokia brand, and the smartphone industry also, are wondering when will the successors of Nokia 6.2, 7.2, and Nokia 9 be announced.
In the brief interview with Android Authority, spoke a bit about the plans of Nokia Mobile and what are the opportunities for this company and the Nokia brand. The future plan of Nokia Mobile for smartphones hasn’t changed since Florian Seiche, the CEO of HMD, revealed it in an interview for the Indian Economic Times. The same plan gave the VP for MENA and India Sanmeet Kochhar on several occasions.
Nokia Mobile is working closely with Qualcomm and Google on creating more affordable 5G smartphones that should be ready for the smartphone market in 2021. The first affordable 5G smartphone should be Nokia 6.4 or 7.4 which goes well with what Juho Sarvikas said when talked about getting ready for a mass-market push for 5G.
Also, Nokia Mobile will be fighting for better sales with low-cost smartphones and 4G feature-phone segments. Nokia 5.4 is obviously the first one to start that fight, but it will be interesting to see what Nokia Mobile is cooking for series 6 and 7.
Juho also said that there is a great opportunity for the brand in the enterprise segment where they are collaborating with Google. Many Nokia devices are already bearing the Android Enterprise Recommended seal and with Nokia joining the iXot Alliance, Nokia devices will also be certified for the security requirements in the IoT industry.
While Android Enterprise recommended seal is probably nothing special for many, affordable 5G Nokia smartphones is an exciting news. Anyways, no exact dates about the future announcements are given or revealed, but judging by the time passed since the last announcement, the next one is just around the corner.