The smartphone player will spend 10 billion Renminbi (around $1.46 billion) on Riamp;D this year.
"We are very pleased to officially break ground on OPPO's new Chang'an Riamp;D centre. It will play a strategic role in OPPO's Riamp;D endeavours, further enhancing the core technological capabilities of the company and accelerating the implementation of our Riamp;D strategy and objectives," Eric Zhu, Vice President, OPPO, said in a statement.
"The project will be built to the highest industrial standards and we will spare no effort in making the new Riamp;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."
According to the handset maker, OPPO's Chang'an Riamp;D centre is one of Dongguan's major initiatives to drive the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and is expected to house 5,000 Riamp;D personnel upon completion.
As a global Riamp;D engine for the company, the Riamp;D centre will be responsible for the Riamp;D, design and testing of a range of smart devices, including smartphones and IoT products.