The OnePlus team, led by Pete Lau, is undergoing major changes. There is a “cleaning” and a change in the structure. The company has gone to even closer rapprochement with Oppo and risks losing its self-identity over time, becoming a sub-brand.
OnePlus employees started leaving the company after becoming a sub-brand of Oppo
The employees of the Indian division of OnePlus were the first to feel the changes. According to the authoritative and well-known network insider @OnLeaks, OnePlus India employees are leaving the division; and all due to the fact that the composition of the team has been reduced to the level of the operating group. The saddest thing is that now the group has lost its independence and its actions are directed directly from China.
Some people think that the personnel “purges” and the change in the status of the division are not surprising, since now all the reins of government have passed to Oppo. But still, one cannot but ask questions due to the fact that the specialists who made the name of OnePlus in the Indian market, in particular, are leaving.
The big brother wants to control everything and takes control of OnePlus. It seems that Karl Pei was the first to understand what the case “smells like” and left the company last fall. It seems that he opposed such transformations and did not want to participate in the redistribution.
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OnePlus is teaming up with Oppo
The whole world knows about OnePlus today. Its story began in 2013, when a startup was born that promised to challenge the largest corporations that shamelessly profit from ordinary consumers by offering smartphones at inflated prices. They were offering products at a fair price. Everything was looking perfect and the bet on the manufacturer of “flagship killers” was successful.
Since its inception, OnePlus has been in association with BBK and Oppo. The company did not directly confirm this, but there was every reason to believe that in fact it was not a “brother”; but a “daughter” of Oppo, where one of its founders, Pete Lau, once worked as vice president.
Throughout its history, the brand has diligently formed the image of an independent company in the minds of users; ignoring criticism that its products in some cases are surprisingly similar to the solutions of Oppo. But last year, both companies realized it was time to get closer; by bringing together the team of developers and engineers.