HTC will likely be on the lookout for someone to replace Chang's position, but that could be an uphill battle for the company. Chang is leaving HTC effective immediately, and as such, his duties and responsibilities now fall entirely on the shoulders of CEO and Chairwoman Cher Wang.
HTC announced February 14 that Chialin Chang, president of the Smartphone & Connected Devices Business, resigned with immediate effect.
His position seemed useless as HTC sold nearly all of its smartphone design and engineering team to Google. Several reports say Chang plans to set up his own AI startup. Over the past couple of years, he's been at the helm of HTC's switch in design language with the U Ultra and the U 11 variants.
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HTC, the popular Taiwanese tech giant, has ended the year 2017 by recording the lowest revenue of $2.1 billion in 13 years. Before then though, HTC does have a major smartphone launch planned for this year, with the HTC U12.
HTC may not launch its next flagship at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 later this month, but it should formally unveil it shortly afterward.
This morning brings us news that HTC's Chia-Lin Chang, who was occupying the position of President of Smartphones and Connected Devices, has resigned. Some speculate that the HTC U12 might be the company's last flagship, but nothing is confirmed at this point.