OnePlus laid down a roadmap for the future of their products, including what their merger with Oppo means for their product ecosystem, on Monday.
OnePlus and Oppo merged in June 2021 and have now unveiled that the next flagship series of OnePlus will launch in 2022 alongwith the unified OS, which borrows features from Oxygen OS 12 and Color OS 12.
Existing flagship devices, including the entry-level R series and mid-segment Nord series, will also receive the Android 12-based major integrated OS update in 2022.
Oxygen OS product lead, Gary C, will continue to oversee the global unified operating system.
The company also announced that they’d continue to work with Hasselblad to improve colour performance in device cameras and develop customised sensors and lenses. They’re also investing in research and development towards improving camera performance and overall experience for people.
Currently, OnePlus offers smartphones in a wide range of budget options, including their flagship series that costs upwards of $500 and the Nord N series that costs between $100 – $300. Moving forward, OnePlus says that while their flagship devices will continue to be offered globally, the more affordable device will become more localised.
“By combining our software resources to focus on one unified and upgraded operating system for both OnePlus and OPPO devices globally, we will combine the strengths from both into one even more powerful OS: the fast and smooth, burdenless experience of OxygenOS, and the stability and rich features of ColorOS.,” Pete Lau, founder of OnePlus, wrote in the community post.