OnePlus officially announces merger with Oppo
Earlier this year, OnePlus merged its hardware and R&D teams with Oppo. Now the company has officially announced its complete merger with Oppo as a part of deeper integration. The two smartphone brands will now share team snd resources to work on future products.
OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau confirmed this news via an official post on the OnePlus forum. He calls it “further integration” with Oppo.
“As many of you know, last year I took on some additional responsibilities to oversee product strategy for both OnePlus and OPPO. Since then, we have integrated a number of our teams together with OPPO to better streamline our operations and capitalize on additional shared resources. After seeing positive impact from those changes, we’ve decided to further integrate our organization with OPPO,” forum post reads.
He confirmed that OnePlus will still operate as an independent brand.
We know that OnePlus has been working quietly with Oppo for years. OnePlus has been using some of Oppo’s notable technologies under a different name. Some of the previous OnePlus phones were also similar to Oppo R series smartphones.
Several people saw this coming when Carl Pei left the company. OnePlus 9 Series was also launched with Oppo’s ColorOS 11 software skin in China. Last year’s Nord N100 was actually the rebranded Oppo A53. These were all hints. Now Oppo is also rumored to rebrand Realme X9 Pro as OnePlus Nord 2.