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OPPO May Invest 10 bn yuan in R&D in 2019

The smartphone player established its 5G team in 2015 and began R&D at the onset of 5G standards

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OPPO launches first India R&D centre in Hyderabad. (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese handset maker Oppo on Thursday announced it will invest 10 billion yuan (around $1.43 billion) in Research and Development (R&D) across its global markets in 2019.

With the increased R&D investment, the company will integrate its supply chain and build its technical expertise to enhance its technological capabilities.

Tony Chen, Founder and CEO of Oppo, announced at its technology-focused “2018 Oppo Technology Exhibition” an increase in R&D spending to 10 billion yuan in 2019 which is a 150 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase and that the company would continue to increase investment on a yearly basis.

“5G is a trend Oppo must embrace. In addition to striving to become the first manufacturer to launch 5G smartphones, Oppo’s exploration of application opportunities in the 5G+ era will determine the value of 5G,” Chen stressed.

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“Oppo will fully integrate 5G with applications and user insights and continuously innovate to provide users with revolutionary, convenient and seamless experiences,” he added.

The company is also planning to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a range of smart devices, including smartwatches and smart home technologies, to explore and meet the increasingly rigid demands of consumers in the age of Internet of Things (IoT).

“In the future, Oppo will fully integrate technological innovation with art and humanity, to develop smart devices and smart homes with the smartphone at their core,” Chen said.

The smartphone player established its 5G team in 2015 and began R&D at the onset of 5G standards. (IANS)

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OPPO Launches its First R&D Centre in India

OPPO recently announced a global investment of 10 billion yuan towards the R&D space for 2019

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OPPO launches first India R&D centre in Hyderabad. (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese smartphone brand OPPO on Saturday opened its first India Research and Development (R&D) centre here.

The R&D centre, which is the Chinese company’s fourth centre globally and the largest outside China, will contribute towards bringing exciting innovation and advanced technologies to India.

OPPO always attached great importance to R&D in cutting-edge technology and will build upon its global focus on the space through the centre in India, it said.

The company will be looking at driving innovations at the Hyderabad R&D centre and will focus its efforts on the development and implementation of software localization for Indian consumers as well as device quality.

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“This centre will help us implement innovative and exciting technologies in future products that we introduce in India as well as help us build a local ecosystem for smartphone devices,” said Tasleem Arif, Vice President and R&D Head, OPPO India.

OPPO R&D centre will have experts from institutes such as the IITs to contribute to the better understanding of the Indian consumers and creation of products that will represent the best technology and design.

OPPO recently announced a global investment of 10 billion yuan towards the R&D space for 2019.

With this, OPPO will integrate its supply chain and build on its technical expertise to enhance the company’s technological capabilities, as well as develop a range of smart devices, including smart watches and smart home technologies. (IANS)

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