Hyderabad now has one more R&D facility with Chinese premium smartphone player One Plus.The company-owned R&D facility, spread over 1.86 lakh square feet and five storey’s in Hyderabad financial district, will house 1500 techies over the next three years.
The facility will support its global requirements including 5G solutions: Founder and CEO of OnePlus Pete Lau.
OnePlus follows other technology Giants like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook to make Hyderabad their base in India.
OnePlus will spend $138M on its new software R&D center in India over 3 years.
Today, One+ inaugurated its first Research & Development center in India. The center, located in the southern city of Hyderabad, will initially focus on software features and cover areas such as AI, 5G, and IoT along the way.
The company said this is its biggest R&D facility yet, and it plans to host over 1,500 employees there within a couple of years. The company’s general manager for India, Vikas Agarwal said the team will aim to work on features – for India and other global markets – of One+’ OxygenOS.
Along with this, the Chinese manufacturer will set up three labs in the new office: a camera experience improvement lab, an automation lab to test aging of a device, and a network research lab that’ll support the company’s ongoing 5G development.
The company’s product manager for India, Szymon Kopec, said the camera team in Hyderabad will work in tandem with the team in Taiwan’s camera lab.
One+ is following steps of fellow Chinese company Oppo, which also opened a research facility in Hyderabad last year.
The company said it’ll invest over Rs 1,000 crore ($138 million) in coming years into this center, proving that India has always been an important country for One+’ strategy.