HTC's smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses

HTC's smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses

HTC's smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses

The bottom line is, Chang is out and HTC, at least for now, is not replacing him. But increased competition and a string of low-selling devices have left ...

HTC's President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Chang, has resigned.

Chang earlier joined HTC in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 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 has been struggling in the smartphone sector and according to the latest info, in 2017, lost around $103 million in Q3. Currently, Chang's position as head of Smartphones remains unfilled, another indicator that perhaps HTC is moving on from that side of the business.


KitGuru Says: HTC's smartphone sales have been dwindling for years and now with most of the company's smartphone team gone, it wouldn't be surprising to see them drop out of the phone business. Before then though, HTC does have a major smartphone launch planned for this year, with the HTC U12.

The company added it was grateful to Chang for his contribution to HTC over the past six years and hoped he would forge an even more successful career in the future.

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. The device is expected to have thinner bezels, Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core SoC from Qualcomm.

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