OnePlus and OPPO to collaborate on smartphone development

According to the Internet publication DoNews, Chinese manufacturers OnePlus and OPPO have decided to join forces in research and development. Research departments of the companies will enter into a common structure, while retaining their own software.
Xiaomi and Redmi have long worked according to a similar scheme, combining the power of their research centers. Now, if we believe the rumors, the research laboratories of OnePlus and OPPO will enter into a single office, the results of which will be used in the products of both companies.

However, the information is still no more than a rumor, as the Chinese companies have not commented on it and have not shed any light on the specifics of the possible cooperation.