OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has officially confirmed his departure from the company after almost 7 years with an emotional letter that reads “Thank you”.
Pei took to the OnePlus Community forum to say, “After nearly 7 years with OnePlus, I have made the difficult decision to say goodbye. I’m eternally grateful to Pete for taking a chance in this kid with no college degree, with nothing to his name but a dream. The trust, mentorship and camaraderie will never be forgotten. Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime. “
“The world didn’t need another smartphone brand in 2013. But we saw ways to do things better and dreamed of shaking things up. Better products. Built hand in hand with our users. At more reasonable prices. Fast forward to today, and OnePlus is a strong force to be reckoned with when it comes to flagship smartphones, ”he added.
Pei says he spent most of his twenties at OnePlus and grew up there. The journey has been real. The things we’ve accomplished and learned, I can’t imagine a more rewarding adventure. “
Although Pei said nothing about his future plans, he is looking forward to taking some time off to relax and catch up with his family and friends.
“And then follow my heart to the next,” added Pei.
- Carl Pei writes an emotional letter to confirm the departure from OnePlus