Nokia Mobile has posted an interview with its principal designer, Miika Mahonen in the official Nokia community Forum. Miika Mahonen is the brain behind the latest Nokia XR20 and other Nokia smartphones like Nokia 7.2, Nokia 6.2, Nokia 800 Tough, Nokia G10 and Nokia G20.

Miika Mahonen has talked about the design principles followed by HMD Global for designing the smartphones. He mentions that the approach is to create durable and beautiful Nokia smartphones for life.

At HMD Global, our approach is to create these durable and beautiful objects for daily life. The XR20 is a great example of this. Mobile productivity that can handle anything. Secure and durable but also beautiful and refined. Something that feels personal and one that the user can be proud to carry.

Even personally, the XR20 type smartphone is exactly what I have been looking for. I might be in a cold place, on a ski ****, sending messages of new ideas to my co-workers. Or hiking and answer a few emails in the pouring rain. Great user experience in any conditions and I don’t have to worry about my phone breaking down.

Miika has been a Nokia phone/smartphone user since long and was using a Lumia 1020 before the Nokia Android smartphones came to life.

My first phone was a Nokia. I was 16 when I got my dad´s old 8800i. It was so cool at the time 😀 I remember it dropped from my pocket when riding a motorcycle and we found it the next day wet in a ditch next to the road after a rain. I just put the battery back in and it worked perfectly. Really unbreakable!

I have had many Nokia phones; the latest one before the Android models was a white Lumia 1020. Really loved that phone too – minimalistic design and a great camera. Now I am using the XR20 in the Ultra Blue color.

Miika has also talked about Nokia Mobile’s growth prospects, his love for bikes and other interests in the interview. You can read the full interview by clicking here.