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HTC smartphone business head resigns

HTC smartphone business head resigns

In a statement, HTC said Chang had made a decision to leave to take a different career path. HTC's smartphone revenue has declined significantly over the years, and isn't showing any signs of improving.

As for the smartphone market of HTC, it has not completely ended its business.

Now it looks HTC is going to be losing another member of its ranks, the company's president for Smartphones and Connected Devices, Chialin Chang, stepping down. 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.

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Chialin Chang first joined the Chinese smartphone company back in April of 2012 as its Chief Financial Officer and later became the head of its smartphone division. Publicly, however, Chang's reason for resigning is listed as "personal career plan" on HTC's investor website. 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. HTC for $1.1 billion gave its team to Google.

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. 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.


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