OnePlus and Oppo Merge R&D Efforts

Joanna Estrada
January 24, 2021

Oppo insiders have informed in an exclusive report to DoNews (which was the first to report on this matter) that the R&D of both the companies had already merged as early as December past year.

According to internal sources, who wanted to remain anonymous, the merger took place in December a year ago and both the companies are now a part of "Oga group".

Two leading Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and OnePlus have merged their R&D departments and the OnePlus employees will now get offer letters from Oppo for their new positions, a report that came out of China yesterday stated. The process of unification started in December and was completed earlier this month. However, they will continue to operate independently and launch models with their own differentials - more or less like Xiaomi and the independent sub-brands Redmi and Poco, for example. New staff for the R&D division will likely be employed by Oppo and never the opposite manner spherical, added the report.

OnePlus said in a statement, via Android Authority, that it's in the process of further integrating some R&D capabilities within OPLUS, its long-term investor. This is, however, limited to hardware efforts and the software development will continue separately.

OnePlus already shares a lot of infrastructure with OPPO (manufacturing, backends, etc.) and the companies also share a lot of the fruits of hardware R&D (see how similar the OnePlus 8 Pro is to the OPPO Find X2 Pro).

OnePlus and Oppo historically haven't been too explicit about their common parentage in tech conglomerate BBK Electronics. Realme, which is also overseen by investor group OPLUS, will likely benefit as well. He is alleged to be chargeable for rand synergy and company enterprise on the firm.

In simpler terms, today's developments mean that future OnePlus smartphones could more closely resemble existing Oppo products, both in terms of specifications and design. All three manufacturers will live on and function independently although.

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