Today, a data report coming from China, shown us the results for second-hand used smartphones and published by the Zhuanzhuan Group. This data analysis was based on smartphones sold in Q1 of 2021 in the Chinese market.
According to the report, this quarter was mainly dominated by the release of the 5G smartphone, Xiaomi OV also played a major role, and the second-hand market of iPhone 11 as well as Huawei’s some phones including P40 (5G) price slightly increased.
The researcher from the data analysis department of Zhuan Group added that the continuous growth of 5G mobile phone shipments will enhance the demand for further replacements. It will drive the rapid growth of the recycling business of used phones in the second-hand market.
Additionally, Huawei and its subsidiary Honor’s separation brought a huge impact on the market as well as it is expected that Xiaomi OV will gain more market shares in the near future. Also, due to the increase in new smartphone shipments in the market, the price of second-hand devices getting down day by day.
As per the latest report, in the first quarter on average un every two days, a new smartphone was released and every 6th-day phone launch events were organized.
According to data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, the total number of new models on the market from January to February this year hit 81 units with a year-on-year increase of 58.8%. The total domestic new mobile market shipments reached 61.879 million units with a YoY increase of 127.5%.
Among them, 5G mobile phones count for half with 48 models released in total. It accounting for 59.3% of the market, and shipments accounting for 68.4%.
The report shows that due to the increase in shipments in the new phone market and the price increase of some popular models, the second-hand mobile phone market continued to increase in the transaction heat in the first quarter of this year. Among them, the market volume of the Apple iPhone increased by 19.88% month-on-month, followed by OPPO, and sales increased by 19.83% month-on-month. Additionally, the trading volume of Vivo and Xiaomi in the second-hand market also increased by 12.94% and 10.43% respectively.
The proportion of Huawei and Honor mobile phone transactions in the second-hand market has declined. Among them, Huawei mobile phones accounted for 11.56% of transactions in the second-hand market. The ranking dropped from second place in Q4 2020 to third place, and the transaction volume decreased by 17.32% month-on-month. The second-hand market transactions of Honor mobile phones in the first quarter of this year accounted for 6.66%, the trading volume decreased by 6.77% from the previous month.
Morgan Stanley analysts pointed out that in January this year, Apple’s iPhone shipments in China are expected to increase by 150% year-on-year, and the iPhone’s performance in March and even the first quarter will remain strong.
In the second-hand market, Q1 Zhuanzhuan Group’s mobile phone market shows that Apple is still the most popular mobile phone brand. iPhone transactions accounted for 38.60% in the first quarter, and transaction volume increased by 19.88% from the previous quarter.
Q1 Zhuan Zhuan Group’s mobile phone market shows that in the second-hand market mobile phone search volume and transaction volume list, the old Apple iPhone almost dominates the list. Except for Xiaomi Mi 8 squeezed into the 9th place in the second-hand market for mobile phone searches, the rest are all old iPhone models.
Vivo became the domestic mobile phone brand with the highest transaction volume in the second-hand market in the quarter, followed by Huawei mobile phones, followed by Xiaomi, and OPPO. From the domestic mobile phone transactions in the second-hand market in the first quarter of this year, Huawei Mate30 Pro (5G) and Honor 9X, Mi 8, and OPPOA5 are also best-selling models in the second-hand market.
Moreover, Huawei Mate30 Pro (5G) won the top position in the sales of second-hand 5G mobile phones in the first quarter of this year. In addition, Xiaomi mobile phones also have a relatively stable performance in the second-hand 5G market, occupying three seats in the top 10 list.
(Via – ithome)
An Industrial bank joins Huawei openGauss database community
A Chinese industrial bank has joined Huawei openGauss open-source database community as a company contributor. Industrial Bank will actively participate in open source openGauss source code contributions. The latest joining will ensure will help openGauss to improve its attributes for the financial industry.
It will also resolve issues such as DB4AI, resource pooling, and heterogeneous database compatibility. Simultaneously, the new member could also organize in-depth technical discussions and practical innovations with other community contributors to introduce new features for better business architecture, and help in the implementation of openGauss in the financial industry.
According to Huawei, The openGauss kernel was derived from PostgreSQL and focused on building advanced features for architecture, transactions, and storage engines with performance optimization. It is deeply optimized for ARM architecture and retains compatibility with x86 architecture.
Below you can check openGauss features:
- Multi-core architecture for concurrency control, NUMA-aware storage engines, and SQL-Bypass (for intelligent path selection). openGauss delivers up to 1.5 million TPMC in the 128-cores scenario with 2 Kunpeng processors.
- Quick failover with a recovery time objective (RTO) of less than 10s and whole stage data protection for security and reliability.
- Intelligent parameter tuning, slow SQL diagnosis, multi-dimensional performance self-monitoring, and online SQL execution prediction for significantly simplified O&M.
Huawei is also an active contributor to open-source communities and projects. Developers from Huawei currently are holding more than 200 roles in major open-source communities, including TSC, PMC, PTL, Maintainer, and Committer. Huawei also has board member representatives for more than 10 open-source foundations and serves on many projects.
Huawei is building its own semiconductor ecosystem: Report
Digitimes reports, Huawei is making a low-key entry into multiple semiconductor segments to build its own semiconductor ecosystem. In order to do so, Huawei is now making long-term agreements with equipment and materials suppliers from Taiwan. This is quite interesting development but there are no specific details revealed about the suppliers.
Ban and Progress:
In 2019, Huawei was added to U.S. Entity List, a program to ban the company. This restricts Huawei from accessing core U.S.-made technologies. The ban severely affected various businesses including telecom and smartphones.
That’s not it, US regime also tightened curbs on the Chinese semiconductor industry. In October this year, major Chinese companies were banned by the Biden administration citing national security risks.
Huawei is Preparing:
Despite being attacked, Huawei is continuously ramping up research and development on various technologies. Huawei increased R&D spending to 142.7 billion yuan ($20.65 billion) last year, which is equal to 22.4% of its total revenue.
The Chinese tech maker is expanding partnerships with other home ground semiconductor players and building producing facilities in various areas including – Qingdao, Beijing, and Wuhan.
It is a key base for developing silicon carbide chips, a type of power semiconductor that future cars will need in massive quantities.
On the flip side, Huawei is recruiting new global talent specialized in developing power semiconductors, in which, German chipmaker Infineon Technologies is the top player. Adding to this, Huawei is also looking for experts in central processing unit architecture.
Coming to China, Huawei is hiring processor chips, radio frequency components, and analog chips, as well as chip-packaging design and testing experts in Xi’an, Chengdu, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen.
A report from NikkeiAsia reveals that Huawei is focusing on breakthroughs and not the cost of the breakthrough itself.
Currently, the aim is to progress in the production of core chips for telecom base stations, surveillance cameras, automotive applications, and smartphones as soon as possible. Huawei is also pursuing rebuilding its whole supply chain. This includes manufacturing, packaging, and stacking, as well as chipmaking materials and equipment.
However, Industry analysts have their own opinion on this matter.
“It’s almost impossible that a complete semiconductor supply chain could be built all by one country without foreign help. It may need some political negotiations after all,” said Bernstein Research’s Li.
The question is when Huawei will complete its own chipset ecosystem. The answer to that question depends on time because it’s a crucial element in the research and development of any technology. As for now, none of this information has been confirmed by Huawei via official channels.
Huawei Winter 2022 launch to reschedule on December 9
Huawei could reschedule Winter 2022 Launch Event on December 9. It was postponed due to the passing away of a former Chinese leader. Initially, Huawei planned to hold this event on December 2. Yet, Huawei along with other Chinese firms chose to delay their programs.
The latest input comes from a well-known Weibo tipster, saying that Huawei has rescheduled the Winter 2022 launch event to December 9. At the event, Huawei will unveil a bunch of products including the Huawei Watch Buds, Nova 10 SE, Enjoy 50z, and Children’s Watch 5X.
Huawei Watch Buds:
It’s one of the most anticipated smartwatches on the planet as it continues to rumble on the internet as a viral gadget over the past week. Why? Because of the 2-in-1 mechanism of Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch.
The smartwatch has a regular smartwatch design but it also brings you a pair of wireless earphones inside. To unveil the earbuds, you need to open the display from the bottom side. This is quite an interesting design and we’re excited to see that on the launch stage.
Huawei Nova 10 SE:
This phone is already out in the global market but it is now ready to make an appearance among Chinese consumers. What’s interesting about this phone? Well, it offers a Nova 10 like design and a 108-megapixel main camera that could take powerful pictures in all types of environments.
The design of this phone is also polished and gives a new look entirely based on its premium aesthetics.
Huawei Enjoy 50Z:
The Enjoy 50Z is also a device that you may not want to miss. The phone brings a 50MP triple camera system including a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth of field sensor. Aside from the camera section, the 5000mAh battery of this phone is ready to bring a powerful backup.
Huawei Children Watch 5X:
Here’s another anticipated product that will excite young Huawei consumers because Huawei Children’s Watch 5X is about children. However, this time, Huawei is ready to launch the Children’s Watch with a double experience.