HTC’s Smartphone Chief Chialin Chang Resigns

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HTC’s smartphone Chief Chialin Chang resigns. The company has announced that it’s  Smartphone and Connected Devices Business president has left the company.

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Chialin Chang joined the company as CFO back in April 2012. HTC reported that Chang has immediately resigned due to “personal career plan reasons.” He ran HTC’s global sales business before becoming smartphones and connected devices president in 2016. Several reports say Chang plans to set up his own AI startup.

The company did not mention who will take over this role, but it’s obvious that Chairwoman and CEO Cher Wang will have to work more to find a replacement.

HTC has been struggling in the smartphone sector and according to the latest info, in 2017, lost around $103 million in Q3. As these losses in the smartphone business are not good for the company, it needs to address them.

A company spokesperson said in a statement, “We can confirm Chialin Chang has resigned from his position as President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business at HTC. We thank him for his dedication to the Company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

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. Some sources revealed that HTC won’t be launching its new smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month.  

HTC’s new flagship device the HTC U12 may appear in March or April, or even May. The device is expected to have thinner bezels, Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC from Qualcomm.