Oppo has announced its first India-based Research & Development centre in Hyderabad. For this, the company has also announced the appointment of Tasleem Arif as its R&D Head in India.

As the Vice President and Head R&D, Oppo India, Arif will be leading the team focusing on software localisation for Indian consumers as well as device quality.

Commenting on this development, Charles Wong, OPPO India President, said:

We are focused towards offering unique experiences to our consumers in India through our innovations and technological capabilities. The opening of our first R&D Centre in Hyderabad is a step in that direction and strengthens our commitment to the Indian consumers.

We are excited to have Tasleem on board and believe that with his expertise we will be able to build a strong R&D team and make this centre second largest after China.

Prior to joining Oppo, Arif was working at Samsung as Head – Samsung Make for India Innovations (R&D) and India Hardware-Software Product Planning. He brings to the new role almost 15 years of experience in mobile software, design and development.

The company’s first R&D facility in India will be working towards gaining deeper insights about Indian consumers and market. It will also help in building India-centric innovations and customised product offerings, said the company.

The Hyderabad-based Research & Development Centre will be OPPO’s seventh such facility globally. The company has established four such facilities in China, and one each in the USA and Japan.

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