Carl Pei, the co-founder of OnePlus has resigned from the company to start his new venture before the launch of OnePlus 8T. Carl Pei co-founded OnePlus as a smartphone company in the year 2013. He became a popular face in the market of smartphones because of the initial success of the company which started its journey with OnePlus One in April 2014 and OnePlus Nord as the latest model in the month of July this year. Carl was the head of the Nord team at OnePlus and was also featured in a documentary made by OnePlus about its new phone line.
Reports from TechCrunch says that Carl has left OnePlus and will start his own venture. Android Central said about departure of Carl pointing two sources familiar with the matter, stating that he left the Shenzhen-headquartered company in the last few weeks.
The move was confirmed by a Reddit user who posted two notices sent by OnePlus to its staff that didn’t include the name of Carl in the leadership team according to Android Police. The notices mentioned Emily Dai as the new head of the product line of Nord. Emily is at present the head of the OnePlus India team.
Carl has been an active face from OnePlus since the beginning. He easily persuaded global media and end consumers towards the new launches of OnePlus. Carl also played an important role in creating hype for OnePlus Nord that launched in India and Europe this year.
One Plus and Carl has not yet commented anything regarding this matter.
The exit of Carl happened in between the preparations of the launch of OnePlus 8T that will take place on 14th October. The company has also planned to launch a Nord-branded phone this year at US and Carl also unveiled about the same in a media interview.
Another co-founder and CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau started putting himself in the shoes of Carl and actively posting product-related announcements in his social media accounts. He joined OnePlus as Senior Vice President and Head of Experience in the month of August, also known as Ojia Holdings in China. OPlus is the investor for OnePlus and a holding company of its sibling Oppo. OnePlus said in a media statement that Pete will continue to be the CEO of the company.