Market tracker, IDC has released the China Wearable Device Market Quarterly Tracking Report for the fourth quarter of 2020. In which, Huawei shipped 6.76 million units of smart wearable with an on-year increase of 9.4% with a market share of 22.3%, ranking first in the list.
The data collected by the tracker shows that Huawei products including FreeBuds Pro and watches such as Watch GT 2 Pro have become a reason for success for the company’s actual growth in the business.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, Huawei won first place in China’s wearable device market in terms of shipments and market share and won it for the fourth time in the same year.
In the past, Huawei has held the market leader position in China’s wearable device market for four consecutive quarters, which is a very good performance by the company.
By looking at Huawei’s journey in this field, it could be reminded that the company introduced its first Huawei Wearable App in 2014, just followed by the first launch of Watch GT smartwatch.
Since then, Huawei has introduced a number of new technologies including Huawei Truseen TV 4.0+, SpO2 Blood oxygen saturation measurement, women cycle management, and ECG in the latest edition of its smartwatch.
The company has also set up a number of health research labs in its home ground to search deeper into the field of wearable-related health technologies and bring them to the consumers.
In this queue, the Huawei Watch GT series has contributed the most to Huawei’s performance in the smart wearable world in 2020. Currently, Huawei has its flagship lines tagged on the smartwatches including the two-week-long battery life, SpO2 blood oxygen saturation measurement, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, heart health research, and more.
Furthermore, the latest Watch GT 2 Pro is also available in the ECG feature, which made it the first smart wearable device to obtain China’s National Medical Products Administration’s class II Medical Device Registration Certificate, and has become the first choice for many people to protect their heart health.
(Via – CNMO)
Chip makers to boost 5G RF component production, could help Huawei to bring back 5G phones
The 5G RF (radio frequency) components are a big concern for Huawei as it’s forced to launch its flagship with 4G network access. Launched on July 29 this year, the Huawei P50 series packs a sumptuous camera system, software capabilities, and design. However, the smartphone lacks a 5G communication network.
As reported previously, core 5G components use radiofrequency waves divided into Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW). Among them, the smartphone makers prefer BAW, whose market is mainly ruled by US chipmakers that are restricted to sell 5G chips to Huawei due to US-Sanctions.
Furthermore, a recent report shows that like other markets, the chip industry has its own working flow. It includes manufactories, packaging, and testing plants to supply 5G RF components. Now the chip foundries are working to expand their business relations and planed of producing more 5G smartphone chips. The positive side of this news is that Huawei could also get access to 5G RF components to bring its 5G smartphones.
Chip Market Status in China:
According to the report, Vanchip Technologies which is a sub-foundry of MediaTek is seeking to work with GaAs. The two parties are accelerating their production to meet the 5G demands across the mainland.
Moving ahead, Qualcomm also contacted Wenmao that will responsible for G sub-6GHz power amplifier (PA). Adding to this, another Chinese supplier Hongjie Technology will provide Qualcomm the advanced 6-inch wafers.
In this line, Qualcomm also extending the RF collaboration on 5G RF front-end products with GlobalFoundries (GF). The collaboration includes sub-6 GHz and cutting-edge mmWave technology to unlock everyday 5G access.
Global Chip Market Status:
The United States and Japan are monopolizing the global chip market at present. The fabless manufacturers including Qualcomm, Qorvo, and Skyworks are planning to work together.
Besides, the other manufactures such as ASE, Amkor, and Changjiang Electronics Technology have ramp-up system-in-package (SiP) and antenna packaging (AiP) integration in their products.
Honor of Kings announce 120Hz support, Huawei Nova 9 come with 90Hz
Huawei Nova 9 will unveil on September 23rd offering four different solid colors- Blue, Violet, Green, and Black. The Nova 9 lineup comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display and features a 300Hz touch sampling rate for maximized touch interactions.
Along with the launch, the Nova 9 will also become one of the unique devices with 90Hz refresh rate support Honor of King game. According to the official information, the next Honor of Kings S25 will also launch on September 23. In this regard, this game expands the new 120 Hz game mode support for more devices for Xiaomi, Black Shark. realme, and others. (check the list below).
Meanwhile, the yet-to-launch Huawei Nova 9 along with Lenovo Xiaoxin Pad Pro 12.6 will support 90 Hz game mode. However, Huawei Nova 9 originally supports a 120 Hz screen rate, and the 300 Hz touch sampling rate providing a 10-bit color depth.
Meanwhile, the upcoming Huawei Nova 9 along with a Lenovo tablet will support the 90Hz refresh rate. However, it’s interesting that Huawei Nova 9 gets a different variation of the game with a high-performance refresh rate for faster gameplay.
Device List for 120 Hz Support:
- iQOO: iQOO 8 and 8 Pro
- Vivo: Vivo X70 Pro+
- Redmi: Redmi K40 Pro
- Xiaomi: Xiaomi 11 Ultra and 11 Pro
- Tencent: Tencent ROG phone 3, ROG phone 5, Red Magic 6, and 6 Pro
- Black Shark: Black Shark 4, 4 Pro, 4S, 4S Pro, and Black Shark 4 Oversea Version
- realme: realme GT, and GT Neo2
Note: The players of the listed devices can find the switch button for high frame rate mode in the setting interface to enable this function.
Honor of Kings:
Also known as Glory of Kings, it’s a Chinese multiplayer battle arena launched by Tencent games. It was launched in October 2015 and counts among the world’s most popular and one of the highest-grossing games of all time.
Moreover, the official information shows, the next’s season of the game will be updated on 23rd September from 0:00-7:30. The website will be taken down for the changes by the time.
Huawei is technology innovation base: Vice Premier
Huawei is a recognized name in the native and overseas market for its technology innovation. The company holds a strong position among the worlds’ leading tech giants. Although it’s struggling for 5G chips for the past two years, greatly improved in other markets such as automobiles, computing technology, and so on.
During the recent inspection, Han Zheng who is Vice-premier of the stat council visits Huawei Technology. This survey was conducted in the company’s Shenzhen base from 18th to 19th September. He inspected the technology innovation, production capabilities, operation management, and market strategies of Huawei.
Huawei Technology: From Perspective of State Council Vice Premier
Vice-premier Han Zheng stated, Huawei has a vital role in prospering China’s technical status in the global market. Besides, innovation is the key to bringing breakthroughs in the digital industry. Over time, we’ll need high-quality technologies to achieve self-dependence.
Thus, it’s important to thoroughly implement the technologies and promote development. Alongside Huawei, other private firms are also working and bringing new innovations to cope up with future demands.
At present, Huawei has over 197,000 employees serving in 170 countries and regions. Started with telephone switch manufacturing, the company has taken over the smartphone and cloud service market in China. In addition, it also producing smart car components and developing new technologies that’ll help smart car OEMs in building good cars.