Carl Pei, one of the two founders of OnePlus, has left the company. He is said to have plans to start his own company.
Pei founded OnePlus together with CEO Pete Lau in 2013 as a subsidiary of Oppo.
The company focuses on devices that are close to high-end smartphones but are cheaper than the competition. Pei was the company’s figurehead in Western markets.
His departure is not formally announced, but both TechCrunch and Android Police have confirmation of his departure based on their own sources.
TechCrunch says Pei plans to start his own business. Androidcentral claims that there are rumours of an internal power struggle between Pei and Lau, although this is not confirmed elsewhere.
Android Police writes that Pei has recently been mainly busy with OnePlus Nord, the budget device from OnePlus. Emily Dai now succeeds him.