The co-founder of Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has seemingly left the company, according to a report Monday. Carl Pei was absent from an internal memo listing OnePlus’ leadership, Android Police reported citing a screenshot by a Reddit user who suggested that Pei had either stepped down or was removed from the position.
The reported departure comes just ahead of the. Pei’s is departing OnePlus to start his own venture, according to TechCrunch, although no details about that venture were immediately available.
OnePlus didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
In 2019, OnePlus ranked eighth in the US market with just 0.6% market share, according to Counterpoint Research, but its—