Carl Pei was one of many founders of OnePlus, alongside Pete Lau, and helped flip the corporate from a little-known “startup” (learn: division of OPPO) into one of the vital common Android smartphone manufacturers worldwide. Nonetheless, Pei has seemingly now left his position on the firm after almost seven years.
The transfer first got here to mild by Reddit consumer JonSigur, who revealed alleged screenshots of inner memos at OnePlus. The messages listed the corporate’s management construction, with Pei notably absent. The memos additionally famous Emily Dai, who was in cost (or may nonetheless be in cost) of OnePlus operations in India, was lately appointed as the top of the Nord product line globally. Pei was beforehand accountable for Nord, and was prominently featured within the documentary in regards to the telephone’s improvement.
Screenshots of inner notices (Supply: JonSigur)
We reached out to OnePlus for a press release, and a spokesperson declined to remark. That provides extra credibility to the story — if it have been false, it will be extraordinarily straightforward for OnePlus to outright deny it.
OnePlus’ different co-founder, Pete Lau, remains to be on the firm and holds the place of CEO. Nonetheless, he has diverted a few of his consideration away from OnePlus, as he took on a restricted position at its mum or dad firm OPPO in August.
Sources say Pei has left
Android Central is reporting from two sources that Pei left the corporate “in current weeks” although OnePlus nonetheless has but to make official statements to any particular publication or in its personal media.
Supply from www.androidpolice.com