Tomorrow will be one of the most important days of the year for OnePlus as the OnePlus 8T will be announced, the new mobile that we will be able to buy in Spain in a few weeks. However, the company is in the news today for a very different reason: one of its founders leaves the company.
Carl Pei leaves OnePlus after 7 years
For those who did not know, Carl Pei is together with Pete Lau the couple of entrepreneurs who founded OnePlus in China in 2013. Both have shared the role of image of the company although in recent years it was Pei who had the most dealings with the press and media.
In fact, he was one of those responsible for strategies so praised and criticized as the invitation system necessary to buy a OnePlus in the first years of the firm’s existence.
According to Techcrunch, the businessman has decided to leave the firm although there is still no official statement.
Although there have been rumors that he could sign for Samsung (he himself joked about it a few years ago), apparently the executive’s intention is to form another company, although we do not yet know with what approach.
We assume that it will be a technology startup, but it does not seem easy to start a new mobile manufacturer from scratch, as it did seven years ago.
Waiting for official confirmation
According to various media, images of a memorandum of our OnePlus organizational structure have been leaked in which Pei himself does not appear.
This information has not been confirmed by the company, although it has been confirmed by close sources. It is very likely that they will wait a while from the presentation of the OnePlus 8T. It doesn’t seem like a good marketing strategy to take center stage from your new product.
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