OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since its first mobile phone launch – “Smiley Face” – in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find X and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO also provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO has footprints in more than 60 countries and regions, with more than 40,000 employees dedicated to creating a better life for customers worldwide.
In preparation for the 18th anniversary this month, OPPO has released a series of short documentaries profiling its employees through the OPPO’s Inspiring People series. The series consists of four bite-sized videos featuring OPPO employees from around the world, each with a unique story about how the different individuals embody OPPO’s &” Inspiration Ahead” aspirations.
One of the four bite-sized videos narrates the story of Saritha Bandaru, OPPO’s Engineer. She noticed that bindis were disappearing from her snapshots, and decided to investigate. The bindi, a coloured dot at the centre of the forehead originally by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains from the Indian subcontinent symbolizes honour, love, and prosperity. She and the algorithm teams discovered that it was in fact a region-based problem, stemming from cultural appropriation, and misguided beauty filters.
After a month of hard work and conducting various experiments, Saritha and the algorithm experts managed to add a new code that fixed the problem and restored the bindis. Saritha emphasizes that within a woman lies the power to create nurture and transform and her mother proved it tight by helping her become a top-class engineer. OPPO pushes her to be better every day and gives her wings to fly and fills her with faith that she can be an inspiration to her daughter just like her mother was to her. OPPO is the home of many inspirational women and mothers, just like Saritha who continue to look forward to the inspiration ahead.
The second documentary tells the story of Dan Amariei Head of Retail at OPPO who showcases true perseverance. He was a newcomer at OPPO when the pandemic hit, he had recruited new team members and decided to take the risk of not laying them off despite the fact that businesses could not operate normally and generate revenue as usual. He decided to have constant calls with them so that they could speak freely and build a sense of togetherness. Moreover, the OPPO culture of staying positive kept them inspired.
According to Dan, if you want to evolve, you need to trust people and utilize all their capabilities. To move forward, you need to trust those next to you. His 3 years in OPPO have changed his mindset from ‘me’ to ‘we’. OPPO teams believe that togetherness encourages motivation. With leaders like Dan, we continue to look forward to Inspiration Ahead.
Li Hong, a Senior Sound Designer at OPPO, narrates how he wanted to find and share the unique melodies of Shenzhen City. He visited three distinct locations: the historic markets at Dongmen Square, the bustling Yuehai Street, and the tranquil Shenzhen Bay. These ambiences served as inspiration for the features of O Relax – and realized Hong Li’s ambition of sharing beautiful sounds with everyone.
” Every part of the world has its own special sounds,” announced Li Hong.
In as much as the first version received many bad reviews, Hong Li moved past the feeling of discouragement and created a better version of 2.0 which did so much better. At OPPO, we aspire to help people achieve their ambitions through technology. With dreamers like Hong Li, we’ll continue to look towards Inspiration Ahead.
Lastly, Sheng Cheng, Senior Product Manager at the OPPO Research Institute tells the story of how he found it challenging to offer new ideas in the competitive robotics industry.
“I want to make products that will shape the way people live,” says Sheng Cheng.
However, she thought outside the box and discovered that she could apply those ideas in other fields to help improve and shape people’s lives. Sheng Cheng desires to create products that shape the way people live. Her mantra is ‘keeping patience and staying ambitious’. She says that if she were to do things all over again she would tell herself not to be afraid and to try every possibility. At OPPO, we encourage innovation and exploring new ideas. With creative thinkers
like Sheng Cheng, we’ll keep looking forward to Inspiration Ahead.
“I want to make products that will shape the way people live.”
Sheng Cheng, Senior Product Manager at the OPPO Research Institute, found it challenging to offer new ideas in the competitive robotics industry. However, she thought outside the box and discovered that she could apply those ideas in other fields to help improve and shape people’s lives.
Sheng Cheng desires to create products that shape the way people live. Her mantra is ‘keeping patience and staying ambitious’. She says that if she were to do things all over again she would tell herself not to be afraid and to try every possibility. At OPPO, we encourage innovation and exploring new ideas. With creative thinkers like Sheng Cheng, we will keep looking forward to Inspiration Ahead.