Oppo sets up R&D center in Hyderabad, plans to hire 500 engineers.

The Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communication company, Oppo Electronics Corporation (commonly referred to as Oppo), has set up its first research and development (R&D) center in India, Hyderabad, this new center is said to be the 4th R&D set up globally and the largest outside China.

However, the company did not disclose the investment details.

“The brand has 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… (the centre) will contribute towards bringing exciting innovation and advanced technologies to India,” the Chinese smartphone manufacturer said in a statement.

Oppo is planning to hire over 500 engineers to this R&D division, the company is trying to strengthen its market presence in India by bringing more localized products and services. According to a statement made by Oppo, these talents will be hired from reputed institutes such as the IITs.

“The opening of our R&D centre in Hyderabad 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,” OPPO India Vice President and R&D Head Tasleem Arif said.

“We are looking at partnerships across verticals to develop relevant solutions for our products,” he added.

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