OnePlus and Oppo on Thursday have made the news of their merger public, as a result OnePlus will now become an Oppo sub-brand.
OnePlus CEO and Co-founder Pete Lau, through a forum post, stated that OnePlus has seen positive impact on its products with the existing collaboration with Oppo and has decided to further integrate with its sister concern, reports NDTV.
However, Pete made it clear that Oppo and OnePlus will continue to work independently as separate brands despite the merger.
In the forum post, Lau said that with this merger with Oppo, OnePlus would get more resources at hand to bring "even better products" for its customers.
He pointed out that one of the changes could be "faster and more stable software updates" that are often demanded by customers due to delay in regular updates in case of older OnePlus phones and unreliable experience provided even on newer models, reports NDTV
Pete also stated that OnePlus would continue to launch its products, hold events, and engage with its community directly using the channels as before.
This means that the merger will not bring any substantial change to the current user experience of OnePlus customers, at least in the short run.
OnePlus and Oppo both are owned by Guangdong-based conglomerate BBK Electronics that also owns brands such as Vivo and Realme.
All these companies, thus, share resources internally since their inception. OnePlus was also co-founded by Lau and his fellow Carl Pei who both worked at Oppo before establishing the new brand in December 2013, reports NDTV.
However, the new move appears to essentially disclose the collaboration OnePlus and Oppo have over building their products and channelise more of their internal resources.