OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is reportedly leaving the company to start his own venture.
The news comes in one day ahead of the launch of OnePlus’ flagship smartphone series — the OnePlus 8T.
Neither Pei nor OnePlus have issued an official statement yet.
Co-founders Carl Pei and Pete Lau were the brains behind the operation at OnePlus. 31-year old Pei, might be leaving to start his own company — just one day ahead of the launch of the company’s flagship series OnePlus 8T as well as the Nord N10 series.
Sources told TechCrunch that Pei is not joining Samsung, despite his one-time proposal to do so back in 2015. However, he does have ‘clarity’ on what he wants to do next.
Pei and OnePlus were unavailable to comment on the matter.
Pei’s India connect When the China-based OnePlus was still in its nascent stages, Pei travelled across India — living