OnePlus announces R&D facility in Hyderabad
Premium smartphone brand OnePlus has outlined plans for its first research and development facility in India at Hyderabad, which it said will grow to become its biggest such centre globally in three years.
The China-headquartered company is hopeful that the facility will play a crucial role in the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning in OnePlus products and drive innovations that are centric and relevant to its Indian users.
OnePlus zeroed in on Hyderabad as the site for its R&D centre, as the city houses active start-up ecosystem and offers a sizeable talent pool.
Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus, said: “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 a special emphasis on artificial intelligence and machine learning.”
Hyderabad is among the fastest growing markets for OnePlus, and the company is in the process of expanding its offline presence in the region, in line with the expanding user base.
OnePlus said it is committed to long-term growth in India, and with the commencement of operations at the new R&D centre, it is seeking to integrate and dive deeper into the ‘Make in India’ strategy.