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)
How to watch Huawei HDC 2021 [Livestream]
We’re just a few hours away from the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021), and you can watch the entire HDC 2021 Livestream on the platforms given below.
There will be a number of new software technologies that will unveil at the event, so don’t forget to tune in on time. If you want to know more about the HDC 2021 schedule and attendees, visit the article linked below or jump directly on the HDC 2021 Livestream that starts at 07:30 BST/08:30 CEST/14:30 CST.
HDC 2021 Schedule, Keynote, and more – Read here
Breaking: U.S. approved Billions USD worth licenses to Huawei
This is quite interesting news, the U.S. has granted billions of dollars worth of licenses to Huawei from November through April to get access to U.S.-made technologies while being listed under the U.S. Entity List.
According to the document released by the U.S. Congress and seen by Reuters, Huawei has received over 113 export licenses worth 61 billion US dollars were approved for suppliers to ship products. Alongside the Chinese tech giant, the U.S. has also approved, around 188 licenses (worth 42 billion dollars to the Chinese semiconductor maker – SMIC.
The data shows that Huawei’s ratio of license approval was around 69% of the overall request for approval that has been made, while SMIC got approval for 9 out of 10 license applications.
However, the entire process is a bit complicated and there are plenty of senators and politicians that have voted to retain strict restrictions on the Chinese tech maker.
Some of them have raised their doubts on the current U.S. president – Joe Biden on his low-level policy on Huawei and why it’s continues to get exceptions in terms of accessing technologies that could expand its business.
“It is just another example of President Biden not taking the economic and security threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party seriously,” said Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
U.S. Commerce Department Statement:
The Commerce Department has been the center of this entire matter since the beginning and imposed sanctions on Huawei. The commerce department said that the release of an “arbitrary snapshot” of license approvals “risks politicizing the licensing process and misrepresenting the national security determinations” made by the government.
Heart of the matter:
In May 2019, Huawei has been placed under the U.S. entity list, which bans the company from purchasing U.S.-made technologies such as important chipsets and so on. The company has also given up on making new chipsets due to the expansion of restrictions made by the U.S. government.
However, the information regarding the current licenses has not been disclosed but there are certain licenses that have been denied in the process.
Furthermore, a previous report reveals that Of the 113 licenses approved for Huawei after U.S. Entity List, 80 were for non-sensitive goods that only required a license because the recipient was blacklisted. For SMIC, the figure was 121 of 188.
Nope! HarmonyOS is not rolling out in Europe, not currently
In the past, we’ve seen a report that mentions that the HarmonyOS operating system has begun to rollout in Europe. Actually, it’s not true and we’re here to resolve all of the doubts on this matter that have been created so far.
So, there’s a screenshot that has been spreading across the internet regarding the recent rollout of software updates for the HarmonyOS powered devices. The version is HarmonyOS 18.104.22.168, which has been recently initiated in China.
This software package comes with a bunch of new features including the cross-device task center that is now expanding for different Huawei smartphones.
Regarding the software update, is HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124 is rolling out in Europe? The answer is a clear NO!
Everyone knows that the software is currently working as a China-exclusive operating system and has not been announced nor it’s ready to adapt and work on global Huawei devices.
Chinese HarmonyOS Software Build:
However, there are also some facts that you should know regarding the screenshot that has been appeared online. First, the build version has C00E207R5P6 numbers, which is a region code and it belongs to China.
This further clears our doubts regarding the rollout of HarmonyOS in Europe and in the global markets.
HarmonyOS for Global Users:
HarmonyOS is a cross-device operating system and it’s designed to work across various platforms – smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, home devices, IoT, smart consumers, business, and smart cars as well.
Huawei has already upgraded 120 million smartphones in China with this new operating system but remained silent on its global appearance. Therefore, fans are eagerly waiting for their terms to upgrade over the new operating system.
The wait is also fueled by the long haul of any major upgrade for their device that has long been forgotten by the company and needs the nourishment of care such as a major announcement of features respectively.