OnePlus Opens R&D Facility in Hyderabad, Plans to invest Rs 1,000 Cr in Three Years

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The company is also planning to strengthen the workforce at its Hyderabad R&D centre to over 1,500 in the next three years, from 200 engineers at present.  

Pete Lau, Co-founder, CEO, OnePlus
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Chinese premium smartphone maker OnePlus on Monday opened a R&D centre in Hyderabad, where it will focus on developing future technologies of camera, automation, networking and connectivity, including rollout of 5G.

According to the company CEO Pete Lau, they plan to invest Rs 1,000 crore in this Hyderabad R&D centre over the next three years, a move that will make it its largest facility.

Backed by BBK Electronics — the parent of Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo— OnePlus has R&D centres in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taipei and San Diego, with the facility at Shenzhen being its largest.

The company, which earns over a third of its revenue from India, is also planning to strengthen the workforce at its Hyderabad R&D centre to over 1,500 over the next three years, from 200 engineers at present.

OnePlus also plans to commence exports from its India manufacturing facility at Noida to the US and European markets by the year-end.

Oneplus TV launching soon

The company has also confirmed that it will be launching its first 55-inch QLED TV soon. Oneplus had officially unveiled its first TV logo on 21 August 2019

One of Oneplus’ recent tweets read, “The next big thing is round the corner. Can you guess what specs the OnePlus TV features?”

Oneplus, similar to its smartphones, will be retailing its smart TVs through Amazon’s e-commerce portal in the country.

 

 

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