April 5, 2018 - Sydney, Australia – Cameraphone manufacturer, OPPO, today announced the opening of the OPPO Research Institute. The Institute will focus on researching the latest technologies, innovation based on user’s needs and aims to put OPPO at the forefront of the mobile industry.
Based in Shenzhen, the Institute will support OPPO’s research centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Japan (Yokohama), and the US (Silicon Valley). Together, they will conduct cutting-edge research in software, hardware, and mobile standards.
Tony Chen, OPPO CEO, said: “The OPPO Research Institute is an investment in our future, beyond the existing R&D system. With its various affiliated research centers, and our flexible and dedicated research and cooperation with external partners, OPPO will further improve its innovation capabilities.”
“We strive to take the lead in the development and application of AI, 5G, and other technologies so we can continue to offer the perfect products, combining art and technology. Our goal is always to satisfy and surpass users’ needs.”
To help OPPO continue its innovations in AI, OPPO has announced a partnership with Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, establishing the OPPO-Stanford Collaboration Lab to explore Artificial Intelligence front end technologies and applications.
Furthermore, OPPO is already cooperating on 5G with New York University, Beijing Technology University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) Standards Research Institute.
Levin Liu, President of the Institute, believes the new Institute and partnerships will improve OPPO’s competitiveness and build on its mobile-firsts in the market, such as VOOC Flash Charge..
“The foundation of the OPPO Research Institute demonstrates the company’s persistence and continuous input for technology R&D,” said Liu.
“The research institute will focus on software, hardware, and standards, centering on 5G, AI, image processing, new materials and other new technologies. It will carry out the initial research research, to build the technology foundations to improve the competitiveness of OPPO’s products in the future. ”
After years of consistent progress, OPPO is continuing to improve its overall R&D capabilities. With technologies such as VOOC flash charge and AI smart photography, OPPO is now at the global forefront of fast charging, photography, and other core mobile technologies.
In the future, with “users’ needs” and “key technologies” as driving forces, OPPO Research Institute will help to realise further advanced innovation and transform small breakthroughs in to profound new developments in mobile technology.