Chinese handset maker Oppo is planning to hire over 500 engineers to support its newly launched research and development (R&D) center in Hyderabad over next few years as it looks to strengthen its market presence in India by bringing more localised products and services.

The BBK Electronics-led brand has a plan to make this facility its largest out China in the coming three years. It will not just focus on handsets but will also contribute significantly towards products like smart watch and Internet of Things (IoT) products that the company plans to launch next year.

“For handset companies, the focus on setting up new R&D centres is the next natural extension of their ongoing India strategy. It also showcases their commitment to India as a growth market, and their continued intent on investing in, developing and leveraging made-in-India innovations,” Cybermedia Research’s Head- Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), Prabhu Ram said.

Source: Economic Times

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