OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei reportedly leaves company ahead of OnePlus 8T launch

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company to start his own venture, according to reports. Pei's exit comes just ahead of the OnePlus 8T launch.

Highlights
  • OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company
  • Pei is reportedly leaving to start his own venture
  • Carl Pei co-founded OnePlus with CEO Pete Lau in 2013

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has reportedly left the company, Android Central confirms with sources familiar with the matter. The surprise exit of Pei comes just ahead of the OnePlus 8T launch, which is scheduled for October 14th. The report claims the OnePlus co-founder left the company in recent weeks as he no longer appears in the organisational chart. Pei founded OnePlus alongside CEO Pete Lau in 2013 and most recently lead the OnePlus Nord launch in India. It now seems the OnePlus 8T launch event will take place without the co-founder.

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As per a report by TechCrunch, Pei has left the company to start his own venture, but it is unclear whether this will be related to mobile and technology. Internal memos suggest Emily Dai will now take the lead role at OnePlus Nord. Dai was previously overseeing the company’s India operations. 

Pei’s departure also comes less than two months after OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took up the role of senior vice president and head of the product experience team at OPPO. While Lau remains the CEO of OnePlus, his focus has now shifted to OPPO. And with Pei leaving the company, we will be looking at new faces to lead OnePlus’ future product launches.