The news broke in the early morning of February 14, with HTC citing Chang's resignation being due to his own "personal career plan".
HTC is losing its smartphone chief as Chialin Chang, the company's President for the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, announces his resignation effective immediately.
The company did not mention who will take over this role, but it's obvious that Chairwoman and CEO Cher Wang will have to work more to find a replacement.
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. "We thank him for his dedication to the company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavors".
HTC hasn't fared well in the smartphone market over the past few years and after having sold off much of its smartphone division to Google, some top positions at what's left behind seem to become redundant. 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 new flagship device the HTC U12 may appear in March or April, or even May. Some speculate that the HTC U12 might be the company's last flagship, but nothing is confirmed at this point.