OnePlus to invest $30 mn in 5G research, development labs


(IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus on Thursday announced that the company is investing almost $30 million to scale up 5G research and development labs to bring 5G technology to more users worldwide.

“5G is a top priority in our product strategy. We have been investing in 5G for years, and we plan to further develop application scenarios based on the daily usage habits of users, such as cloud gaming, cloud videos, and cloud storage services,” Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus said in a statement.

According to the company, supporting both hardware and software research and development, OnePlus” 5G labs, located in Shenzhen and Taipei, mainly focus on achieving better user experiences of 5G technology on OnePlus” devices.

The scope of OnePlus 5G labs includes research and development in areas like radio frequency (RF) circuits, antennas and multi-media (camera, audio, and display).

The smartphone maker has also confirmed that its next product series will include a full line up of 5G devices, further solidifying OnePlus as a leader in bringing users into the 5G era.

“OnePlus has achieved many firsts with 5G, including one of the first smartphone manufacturers to have 5G support across a full product line up,” said Lau.

“With our commitment to R&D in our 5G labs, I”m confident that we will bring a faster and smoother user experience with 5G,” Lau added.

Additionally, the company is also conducting 5G testing efforts in its India R&D centre in Hyderabad which was established last year.

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