Oppo to spend $1.46bn on R&D this year

The new facilities will form a robust research engine that boosts Oppo's global innovation strategy

Oppo’s new Chang’an centre will be responsible for research and development, design, and testing of a range of smart devices, including smartphones and IoT products
Oppo’s new Chang’an centre will be responsible for research and development, design, and testing of a range of smart devices, including smartphones and IoT products

Oppo has announced its plans to spend RMB 10 billion (approx. $1.46 billion) on research and development this year that starts with a new R&D centre in China’s Chang’an Town, Dongguan, Guangdong Province. Oppo’s new Chang’an centre will be responsible for research and development, design, and testing of a range of smart devices, including smartphones and IoT products.

The centre will include offices, a talent development centre, an R&D centre, a mobile internet research centre and a testing centre. Upon completion, the new centre is expected to house 5,000 R&D personnel.

Andy Shi, President, Oppo MEA shared, “We are very pleased to officially break ground on Oppo’s new Chang’an R&D centre. It will play a strategic role in Oppo’s research and development endeavours, further enhancing the core technological capabilities of the company and accelerating the implementation of our R&D strategy and objectives. The project will be built to the highest industrial standards and we will spare no effort in making the new R&D centre a masterpiece initiative in the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, helping to bolster the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.”

Oppo has been actively participating in the development of high-tech industrial clusters in the region. In February, Oppo announced the construction of an intelligent manufacturing hub in Dongguan Chang’an New District. Upon completion, the hub is slated to be used for the production and quality control of smart devices and peripheral products.

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