HTC offered the next assertion to Engadget: “We can confirm Chialin Chang has resigned from his position as President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business at HTC. We thank him for his dedication to the Company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Despite the questionable timing proper earlier than the Chinese New Year holidays, Chang’s departure should not come as a shock amid HTC’s weak efficiency within the smartphone market, particularly in China the place it has been trying to make a comeback. In its newest quarterly outcomes, HTC confronted a web lack of $103 million in Q3 2017, which additionally occurred to be its tenth consecutive quarterly loss. According to Taiwanese evaluation agency TrendForce, final 12 months HTC’s smartphone manufacturing quantity noticed a pointy decline to underneath 10 million models, with this 12 months focusing on simply two million models for its upcoming flagship mannequin, whereas counting on OEMs for the few different fashions for the remainder of the 12 months.
Perhaps Chang’s resignation is the shakeup that HTC’s smartphone’s enterprise wants, however till the corporate can affirm who will change him, the longer term stays unsure.