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

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

There is some moving and shaking going on at HTC, which is seemingly the result of Google acquiring key members from the company's smartphone team. As The Verge points out, Chang was also one of the last remaining high-level executive not to already departed the company. Chialin Chang is departing the company to pursue a 'personal career plan, ' and HTC has yet to appoint a replacement. 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.

HTC's smartphone and connected devices president and former CFO, Chialin Chang, has resigned.

A few months ago, Google announced that it would be acquiring a chunk of HTC's smartphone business for $1.1 billion.

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Following his resignation from HTC, Chang told the press that he is planning to set up his own artificial intelligence company after the Lunar New Year holiday, having come to recognize the importance of AI in industrial development. "We thank him for his dedication to the Company for the last 6 years and wish him well in his future endeavors".

Although the company is facing troubles for quite a while, yet it seems like the company will be launching its promised flagship of 2018, apparently HTC U12, in coming months.

His position seemed useless as HTC sold nearly all of its smartphone design and engineering team to Google. The company is still expected to release a flagship smartphone this year, likely coming as the HTC U12, boasting a dual camera setup and high-end specs all around.

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