In an announcement by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in the company’s forums, he has revealed that both OnePlus and Oppo will be integrating with each other. Lau does not specifically mention the term merger, because maybe that’s not what it is or maybe for legal reasons they cannot call it that, but regardless, it sounds a lot like it.
According to Lau, “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.”
As it stands, it seems that nothing on the surface will change. Lau says that the OnePlus brand will continue to operate independently, but perhaps with the deeper integration with each other, maybe we’ll see more OnePlus phones beyond the company’s annual releases, or maybe it could mean that OnePlus could start getting into other types of products as well. Either way only time will tell what this new integration will mean for either brand.