Technology The 31-year-old OnePlus founder Carl Pei built one of the best smartphones and earned billions from it - now he is leaving the company
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Theco-founder Carl Pei is surprisingly leaving the company. The Swedish-Chinese entrepreneur quit his work at the smartphone manufacturer weeks ago and is now devoting himself to new projects. It is not known whether there are other reasons for Pei's sudden departure.
The news comes as a shock to OnePlus supporters and smartphone fans as Pei was instrumental in the development of the OnePlus devices and is considered a great hope in the industry. But who is the 31-year-old developer and what makes him so special?
Pei was born in 1989 in the Chinese capital Beijing. Shortly after his birth, his parents left the country with him and went to the USA. A few years later the family moved again and so Pei became a Swedish citizen. This is where the young developer began his bachelor's degree in Stockholm in 2008, but never completed it, as from 2011 he decided to devote all of his time to work.
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He previously worked at Nokia and met his future business partner Pete Lau at the Chinese electronics manufacturer Oppo. Together, the two founded theThe billion dollar business with OnePlus manufacturer OnePlus in December 2013.
Your first device, the OnePlus One, already sold over a million times in its first financial year and thus far exceeded the expectations of the two entrepreneurs. Your first destination was the Chinese market. Pei did not expect that her smartphone would develop into a global brand so quickly. But the concept of the latest technology, elegant design and a lower price paid off and the smartphone developed into a serious competitor forand .
Pei, who himself claims to work up to twelve hours a day, was also inspired by the iPhone as a model for quality and design, as he told Business Insiderinterview. The exchange between and the western market has always been important to him. According to Pei, European manufacturers should focus more on companies from the Middle Kingdom, as processes and progress are much faster than in the rest of the world. That's why he set up an exchange program for Swedish developers who visit several Chinese companies in the course of this.
Now Pei is leaving his billionaire company and leaves a large gap in the management that his partner Lau has to fill in himself for the time being. The last smartphone he worked on was the OnePlus Nord, which has been praised by experts.
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