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  1. Carl
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2020

    Carl , Oct 16, 2020 :
    After nearly 7 years at OnePlus, I’ve made the difficult decision to say goodbye.

    I grew up spending tremendous amounts of time on the internet, building products and communities. Seeing that ideas in one’s mind could be turned into reality and impact people’s lives gave me lots of joy, and I knew early on that this was the path for me.

    The world didn’t need another smartphone brand in 2013. But we saw ways of doing things better and dreamt of shaking things up. Better products. Built hand in hand with our users. At more reasonable prices. Fast forward to today, and OnePlus is a strong force to be reckoned when it comes to flagship smartphones. And with the new Nord product line, this success will continue into new market segments.

    Having just turned 24 when OnePlus started, it’s where I spent most of my 20s, and also where I grew up. From nervously interviewing my first employee, to facing severe stage fright the first time I presented a product, to learning how to manage a team… The journey has been real. The things we’ve accomplished and learned, I can’t begin to imagine a more rewarding adventure.

    Our community joined the movement before we even had a product, back when all we had were ambitions and ideas. From having hundreds of you show up to have ice cream with me, thousands attending our launch events, and tens of millions purchasing our products worldwide; I want to thank you all for believing in us throughout all these years.

    And the team. The amazing people that I’ve been fortunate to fight side by side with. The friendships I’ve made here are the most precious parts of this journey. With them, the company is in capable hands.

    I am eternally grateful to Pete for taking a chance in this kid without a college degree, with nothing to his name but a dream. The trust, mentorship, and camaraderie will never be forgotten. Thanks for the opportunity of a lifetime.

    I’ve never regretted trusting my gut feeling, and this time it’s no different. These past years, OnePlus has been my singular focus, and everything else has had to take a backseat. I’m looking forward to taking some time off to decompress and catch up with my family and friends. And then follow my heart on to what’s next.

    With gratitude,
    Carl
     

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  2. Chenrichy
    Gingerbread Oct 16, 2020


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  3. OALEXANDER
    Nougat Assistant Head Moderator Oct 16, 2020


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  4. SeanPlus
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 16, 2020

    SeanPlus , Oct 16, 2020 :
    Change can be hard, but also very exciting. Well done on everything you achieved at OnePlus, and good luck with your future endeavours.
     

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  5. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Oct 16, 2020

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  6. Gav_W86
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Oct 16, 2020

    Gav_W86 , Oct 16, 2020 :
    Thanks for making this an exciting journey for us too. You will be missed.
    All the best for whatever the future brings you.
     

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    NoNoZaZa, luxuskamel, sgrp96 and 11 others like this.
  7. GeertBerkers
    Lollipop Oct 16, 2020

    GeertBerkers , Oct 16, 2020 :
    Goodby Carl!
    Thank you for this cool company.
    It was nice to meet you at the launch events ;)
     

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    NoNoZaZa, ekht34, Artemus. and 6 others like this.
  8. script
    Moderator Moderator Oct 16, 2020


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  9. G_Shalen_Mhatre_cflP
    Eclair Oct 16, 2020


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  10. aabbccsmith
    Cupcake Oct 16, 2020


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  11. Batman360
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Oct 16, 2020


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    NoNoZaZa, TibiTibi, Artemus. and 12 others like this.
  12. MosheG1
    The Lab - OnePlus 8 Pro Reviewer Oct 16, 2020


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    NoNoZaZa, TibiTibi, Artemus. and 10 others like this.
  13. rahulkshinde
    Froyo Oct 16, 2020

    rahulkshinde , Oct 16, 2020 :
    It's heartbreaking news @Carl, I brought my first Oneplus device after watching the launch event and then on display. Things said in the launch by you and the team was exactly the experience on the demo device.
     

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  14. camohan
    Nougat Moderator Oct 16, 2020

    camohan , Oct 16, 2020 :
    All good things come to an end, so that next good thing can happen. Wishing you all the good things in your next journey. Stay safe and have fun..!
     

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    NoNoZaZa, Amanda W., woSch and 17 others like this.
  15. AbhilashSaikia
    The Lab - OnePlus 8 Pro Reviewer Oct 16, 2020


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  16. petro pakarinen
    Froyo Oct 16, 2020


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  17. Its.Leandroo
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Oct 16, 2020


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  18. KpVarun_
    Honeycomb Oct 16, 2020

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  19. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Oct 16, 2020

    Tokolozi , Oct 16, 2020 :
    Good luck with your future endeavors! Following your gut is the best thing you can do (unless you're seasick).
     

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  20. AnonymousWP
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Oct 16, 2020

    AnonymousWP , Oct 16, 2020 :
    The real question is: why did you leave (purely because of friends?) Did you want a new adventure? Don't you like the way OnePlus is going, or is the assumed rumour right (starting a new venture)? Good luck in the rest of your life and thanks for all those years. I'm sure you'll be missed by a lot of community members, including me.
     
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