The decision for his departure was not given, with the company only saying that it was a "mutual agreement" between him and the directors, and that it will take effect immediately.
Still, you can't minimize the key role HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela and the rest of the Northern European outfit's executive team played in reviving the long-waning Nokia brand this year. Reasons for his resignation are unknown at the moment but he will be replaced by company president Florian Seiche.
This is not the first time that we are having a look at Nokia's upcoming flagship.
Android flagship Nokia 8 launch imminent; appears briefly on official website
HMD is differentiating itself by delivering "pure Android" on its Nokia smartphones, and has promised to deliver Google's monthly security updates. Everything about Nokia 8 has bee leaked, and we know all about it, we are only looking for an official reveal now.
A video of the Nokia 8 leaked in May showing a dual lens setup on the rear, but without the Zeiss branding in the latest images. The pictured phone in the leaked screenshot comes in a blue colour variant, though the company is planning to bring the device in steel, gold/blue, and gold/blue options as well.
The Nokia 8 will also feature 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 5.3-inch quad HD display.
What are your thoughts on the Nokia 8 and its design?
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