OnePlus has opened up its R&D centre in India. The company has plans to invest Rs. 1000 crore in 3 years. It will developm the Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning for future OnePlus products.
OnePlus R&D centre will house three labs – camera lab, communications and networking labs and automation labs. These labs will focus on camera development, 5G testing, software with focus on AI and performance testing.
The facility will focus on 5 areas including Network, Global Carrier Customization, OxygenOS native apps, global product development, software innovation and finally, testing. The R&D facility will also work on the development of India-specific OxygenOS features including OnePlus applications design and development and drive the 5G enablement for regions like India, EU and UK.
Former Minister of Telangana, Mr. K. T. Rama Rao and Mr. Jayesh Ranjan IAS, Principal Secretary for IT and Industries inaugurated the OnePlus’ first R&D centre in India at the Vamsiram’s IT Park at the Wipro Circle in Nanakramguda.
“In three years, we plan to grow the new R&D centre in Hyderabad into our biggest globally. We plan to re-focus our R&D efforts on a large scale and drive innovations in India for the global product, especially on the software side with special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, 5G and IoT,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus while discussing the company’s plans in India.
Mr. K. T. Rama Rao commented on the occasion saying, “OnePlus setting up its first R&D centre in India in Hyderabad and planning to grow this into its biggest globally is a testimony to the fact that Hyderabad has emerged as a preferred destination for leading companies working on cutting edge technologies. Hyderabad’s share of the office/ IT space absorption in India has increased from about 8 to 10% four years ago to 27% in the first half of 2019. I thank OnePlus for being part of the Hyderabad’s growth story.”
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan IAS was quoted saying, “It is satisfying to see that Hyderabad has emerged on top after OnePlus has evaluated several factors and considered several cities globally. I congratulate OnePlus on setting up this beautiful R&D facility at the Vamsiram’s Sohini Tech Park near the Wipro Junction. Several infrastructural upgradations are being taken up around this junction connecting Metro and Elevated BRTS that will tremendously ease the commute to work.”