Oppo’s Pete Lau teams up with Steve Kondik to create the perfect Android flagship


Over the past few months, Oppo has come up as one of the most notable smartphone brands emerging out of China. The company had trumpeted their appreciation for CyanogenMod and made it easy for users to shift to the third party ROM on their phones. However it looks like the company’s VP Pete Lau will be leaving Oppo to launch a new brand in association with Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik. The two are all set to create a new smartphone that will be powered by the CyanogenMod ROM and have high end specifications. 

Lau wrote on Sina Weibo that the duo will create something that could change the world of Android. While we’ll take that as cautious optimism, the phone is believed to be powered by the MSM8974AC variant of the Snapdragon 800 chip that is expected to run at 2.5Ghz. This same chip will also make its way to the Gionee Elife E7 and all indications suggest that the chipset will be exceptionally powerful. While Lau will be creating a new brand, it might be linked to Oppo to share resources. It is however too early to say how this develops. We’ll keep an eye out for any news and will be sure to update this space as soon as we find out.

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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