HTC’s smartphone division has certainly seen better times over the years. Despite making great smartphones, sales have been continually declining, and now the company’s president of that division is jumping ship.
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As noted by HTC Investors, the company’s President of Smartphones and Connected devices, Chang Chialin, has resigned. Chialin, who was previously CFO, leaves to reportedly work with a company developing AI.
The timing of this departure, though, shouldn’t come as much of a shock. HTC’s smartphone revenue has declined significantly over the years, and isn’t showing any signs of improving.
Last year’s HTC U11 was a great device that we’re excited to see a follow-up on, but details on when the HTC U12 will arrive are essentially unknown at this point. All we’ve seen so far is an in-person, but covered up leak, and we know it’s not landing at MWC.
HTC’s note mentions nothing about a replacement for Chialin either, which also doesn’t spell particularly well for the company’s future in smartphones. Shame.