What will this merging between companies OnePlus and Oppo mean for future smartphones produced from this partnership’s collaboration?
Numerous products of Chinese electronics companies OnePlus and Oppo have been known to share noticeably comparable features with one another; the OnePlus 9 Pro, for example, has quite a few similarities to characteristics found on certain Oppo smartphones. Recent news has it that these brands’ upcoming handsets are about to become harder to tell apart.
As Tom’s Guide notes, Pete Lau (CEO of OnePlus) announced on the company’s forum that OnePlus and Oppo are now deepening their integration with each other’s work, which only implies that smartphones produced by both organizations in the future will be even more reminiscent of each other than before.
Equals in their own way
While OnePlus is already pretty well known for its remarkably crafted Android phones, Oppo does not have the same level of popularity to boast, especially since the brand’s devices aren’t readily available on the United States market just yet.
Nevertheless, OnePlus and Oppo have been pretty solid counterparts at BBK Electronics Corporation for some time now, and Oppo’s lack of recognition does not take away from its ability to produce impressive devices (like the Oppo Find X3 Pro) itself. In fact, OnePlus’ applaudable Warp Charge system owes some credit to Oppo’s SuperVOOC charging technology as its basis.
What does this joining of forces mean for both companies’ future smartphones?
The now officially established partnership between OnePlus and Oppo may be rather shocking news to a lot of people, but Lau did write that OnePlus will still be operating independently, obviously meaning that both companies are only teaming up with each other, and not by any means merging completely into one.
What customers can expect from this “union” will likely encompass freely shared research and parts that will aid both brands in improving their future products. Even better, this could make way for more budget-friendly smartphones on OnePlus’ end (such as the Nord CE and Nord N200) particularly, since Oppo is already known for offering plenty of affordable handsets, as can be found showcased among the A and Reno collections.
Furthermore, this collaboration may just build the bridge to help Oppo to finally make its way to the U.S., despite the nation’s political relations with China still being rather heated.
Since the OnePlus 9 Pro has already received heaps of great feedback from customers and reviewers, there likely will not be too many improvements on the horizon for the OnePlus 9T that is yet to be launched sometime this 2021.
Given this new OnePlus and Oppo partnership, however, it will be quite thrilling to anticipate what new sorts of phones are going to follow this deepened alliance in the days, and maybe years, to come.
As OnePlus and Oppo grow even closer together, more and more buyers across international markets will be growing even more familiar with both companies and their handsets. To sooner introduce yourself to one or either before things eventually blow up, take a look at some of their existing smartphones, like the Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G and the OnePlus 8 Pro for starters.