HTC's smartphone chief and ex-CFO, Chialin Chang, resigns

HTC mobile chief resigns before the unveiling of company's last flagship HTC U12

HTC's Smartphone Chief Chialin Chang Resigns

The announcement said the reason for his resignation was due to a "personal career plan".

As noted by HTC Investors, the company's President of Smartphones and Connected devices, Chang Chialin, has resigned.

HTC hasn't given a lot of details about what led to his position being terminated, the official press release only mentions that Chang has chose to move on from the company because of his "personal career plan".

Engadget received further confirmation of Chang's departure with a statement from HTC.

Allegri knew Spurs would be tough
Asked for an assessment on how his side has evolved during the course of the season, Pochettino said: "We are more mature now". Those fans who watch them closely each week have seen this all too often when facing a team who attacks without fear.

On the other hand, Chang's position with HTC was no longer as relevant as it used to be. The move comes months after Google chose to buy the smartphone design and engineering team from HTC for $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,000 crores), and it could be the outcome of the plan that was reportedly aimed to streamline the company's smartphone lineup this year.

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.

What that means is HTC has not exited the smartphone business, at least not completely. It will be a dual-camera flagship phone by HTC. The handset should then go on sale sometime in March or April, competing at the high-end segment of the smartphone market. The company has announced that it's Smartphone and Connected Devices Business president has left the company. And from the scenarios, it seems like the HTC U12 could be the last of its name, and the company might look forward to mid-range devices onwards.

HTC's smartphone division has certainly seen better times over the years. The company lost significant ground to rivals in recent years, however, and despite its efforts to catch up and get back on top, it's still struggling to return to its glory days.

Latest News