OnePlus, the leading premium smartphone maker in the world, has inaugurated its first-ever R&D (Research & Development) center in India, which is supposed to be its biggest outside of China. With the help of this new center, OnePlus aims to increasing localisation of its products - both hardware and software. The company is also looking to increase focus on 5G services and IoT devices.
Additionally, OnePlus has announced that it will be investing a sum total of Rs 1,000 through this R&D center in the next three years. It will also look to hire more than 1,500 professionals for the purpose of software and hardware testing at this new facility located in the financial district of Hyderabad.
The OnePlus R&D center in Hyderabad will house three labs - camera lab, communications & networking labs, and automation labs that will enable the company to work on areas of importance like 5G, IoT, and camera hardware.
The Chinese phone maker said that the facility will have five areas of focus - network, global carrier customisation, OxygenOS native apps, global product development, software innovation and, testing. All of the efforts will be focused towards creating an India-specific user experience considering the country is OnePlus' number one in terms of relevance.
The centre will also contribute to nurturing and giving opportunities to fresh talent, with the company's ongoing campus hiring programme at a number of institutes, including IIT Delhi and IIT Mumbai.