HTC smartphone chief resigns, no replacement in sight

After six years at HTC, Chialin Chang – current President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business has resigned, citing a “personal career plan”. Rumor has it he plans to start an AI company.

What’s troubling is that HTC CEO Cher Wang hasn’t named a successor for Chang and that he has left the company on the eve of the HTC U12’s launch.

The resignation also comes under a month after HTC sold off the Pixel design team to Google. HTC has been struggling to make a buck from its phones, finalizing its 10 consecutive losing quarter.

We hope HTC manages to turn things around, but the signs aren’t very positive at this point.

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