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Carl Pei abandona a OnePlus, empresa que co-fundó

Esto es lo que pasa siempre en la historia nunca termina de una empresa que ha crecido rompiendo las normas como lo fue OnePlus, como empresa “hermana” de Oppo (siendo producto de su misma conglomerada china BBK), pero lamentablemente no está exento de que cosas como estas ocurran.

Luego de un inusual silencio cuando el alboroto ya estaba en todo su apogeo, finalmente Carl Pei, admitió en el foro oficial de OnePlus que ya no es parte de la empresa que cofundó con Pete Lau.

After nearly 7 years at OnePlus, I’ve made the difficult decision to say goodbye.

I grew up spending tremendous amounts of time on the internet, building products and communities. Seeing that ideas in one’s mind could be turned into reality and impact people’s lives gave me lots of joy, and I knew early on that this was the path for me.

The world didn’t need another smartphone brand in 2013. But we saw ways of doing things better and dreamt 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 when it comes to flagship smartphones. And with the new Nord product line, this success will continue into new market segments.

Having just turned 24 when OnePlus started, it’s where I spent most of my 20s, and also where I grew up. From nervously interviewing my first employee, to facing severe stage fright the first time I presented a product, to learning how to manage a team… The journey has been real. The things we’ve accomplished and learned, I can’t begin to imagine a more rewarding adventure.

Our community joined the movement before we even had a product, back when all we had were ambitions and ideas. From having hundreds of you show up to have ice cream with me, thousands attending our launch events, and tens of millions purchasing our products worldwide; I want to thank you all for believing in us throughout all these years.

And the team. The amazing people that I’ve been fortunate to fight side by side with. The friendships I’ve made here are the most precious parts of this journey. With them, the company is in capable hands.

I am eternally grateful to Pete for taking a chance in this kid without a college degree, with nothing to his name but a dream. The trust, mentorship, and camaraderie will never be forgotten. Thanks for the opportunity of a lifetime.

I’ve never regretted trusting my gut feeling, and this time it’s no different. These past years, OnePlus has been my singular focus, and everything else has had to take a backseat. I’m looking forward to taking some time off to decompress and catch up with my family and friends. And then follow my heart on to what’s next.

With gratitude,


En palabras sencillas, Pei entendió que ya como parte de la familia de OnePlus por 7 años, ha dado todo lo que tenía que dar a la empresa y que estará haciendo otros rumbos profesionales pero antes que todo, dedicarle más tiempo a su familia.

Pero como todo se dio en medio de rumores y que OnePlus hasta mientras se redacta esto, no quiso confirmar de manera oficial la salida de Pei, ha dejado sin números de teorías.

Obviamente las mismas incluyen que ya no todo es como antes para Carl Pei en la compañía pero obvio que esto ya sería especulaciones pese a que salidas de esa manera sorpresiva y un tanto abrupta puede de igual manera interpretarse que algo pasó más que simplemente estar profesionalmente satisfecho.

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