Pete Lau, the CEO and Co-founder of OnePlus announced the merger of Oneplus with Oppo. Previously in January, few months after Pete Lau was appointed as the Superior Vice President and product strategy head of Oppo alongside his executive position in OnePlus, both the famous Chinese brands had announced the integration of their hardware research and development (R&D).
And, finally, after some miles of integration, OnePlus is merging with Oppo. However, this news is not as surprising as it should have been to the customers with the previous turns of events. Moreover, the OnePlus 9 Series smartphones recently launched in China are also operating on Oppo’s ColorOS instead of its own HydrogenOS, hinting at further collaboration beyond hardware integration between the brands.
Lau officially confirmed the merger via an official post on OnePlus Forums. Lau said, “Last year, I took on some additional responsibilities to oversee product strategy for both OnePlus and OPPO. Since then, we have integrated many of our teams with OPPO to streamline our operations better and capitalize on additional shared resources. After seeing a positive impact from those changes, we’ve decided to integrate our organization with OPPO further.”
BBK Electronics, the parent company to both Oppo and OnePlus, seems to exercise more power over its subsidiaries and significantly influences the merger.
Nevertheless, the better news for OnePlus lovers is that the company, even though it will be a part of Oppo, plans to operate as an independent brand. The brand will continue to launch different new products under the brand name ‘OnePlus,’ with its community focus remaining.
OnePlus aims to bring further efficiency to the OnePlus community and fans by having more resources to use. Moreover, the brand focuses on improvising its software and get better updates in the future.
Many changes are waiting for the OnePlus community with the merger with Oppo. Let’s hope the brand will launch better smartphones from entry-level to killer flagship smartphones with faster speed and better software and hardware updates.