HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang resigns

HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang resigns

HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang resigns

The statement read, "We can confirm Chialin Chang has resigned from his position as President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business at HTC".

There is some moving and shaking going on at HTC, which is seemingly the result of Google acquiring key members from the company's smartphone team. Also, he was heads of global sales of HTC and clearly the last of the top-notch executives who was still part of the company.

In the aftermath of that deal, HTC today announced that Chialin Chang is stepping down as President of the company's Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, effective immediately, with no one named as his replacement. Publicly, however, Chang's reason for resigning is listed as "personal career plan" on HTC's investor website.

As for the smartphone market of HTC, it has not completely ended its business. "We thank him for his dedication to the company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavors".

HTC's new flagship device the HTC U12 may appear in March or April, or even May. However, after Google acquired HTC's smartphone design and engineering teams, his position was somewhat redundant.

HTC hasn't yet quit the smartphone business, as the company is expected to launch the HTC U12, a dual-camera flagship phone for 2018. HTC's smartphone revenue has declined significantly over the years, and isn't showing any signs of improving.

It's been a rough few years for HTC.

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