OPPO, the Chinese smartphone brand has signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad to promote collaborative research in the field of science and emerging technologies, a press release from the mobile phone maker said on Monday. The MoU which was signed on January 13, will facilitate the exchange of ideas and carry out state-of-the-art research in the development of advanced and emerging technologies.
It envisages joint research and development for multiple projects over a period of two years for the development of new technologies in areas specific to camera and image processing, battery, networks (5G), system performance and Artificial Intelligence, among other areas, the release said.
The partnership is aimed at developing solutions and bridging the gap between academic excellence and business requirements and help create an industry-ready workforce, it added.
India is an attractive market for the global tech giants due to the huge market and economy that it offers. Chinese tech majors have been doing good business in the country in recent years especially with the advent of the internet age and the rise in smartphone usage in the Indian market. Indians love to use Chinese smartphones from the makes such as Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus. Moreover, the Indian internet infrastructure has a lot of contributions from the Chinese telecom equipment makers.