Under the heading “Made in China” collected news this week from China, not included in the main feed 4PDA: announcements, rumors and interesting events in the life of the main supplier of electronic goods in the world. In this episode you will learn about the Huawei on the way to leadership in the smartphone segment; the first serious competitor to Samsung in the market of AMOLED panels, and the clone of the Tesla Model X.
Huawei is rapidly approaching Apple and Samsung
Huawei announced that for the first three quarters of 2017 it sold more than 100 million smartphones. A 19 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. According to Yu Chengdong, CEO of consumer business group Huawei, this growth has increased the operating revenue by more than 30% from January to September. The report also says that the number of outlets Huawei increased by 19% compared to the previous year and reached 42 300 worldwide.
Yu Chengdong said, Huawei plans to launch the device top and medium segment to strengthen its position in the global market and enhance its brand image. He also said that about 10 thousand employees of Huawei, working worldwide in the field of research, will enable the company to attract more buyers of high-end devices and bring additional profit.
If Huawei will continue in the same spirit, the company has all chances to become the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, overtaking Apple and Samsung. Note that in the first quarter of this year Huawei was able to realize more smartphones than Apple. Richard Yu, head of Huawei, has repeatedly stated that they intend to circumvent Apple and Samsung.
BOE Technology will produce flexible AMOLED displays
The company Samsung has a serious competitor on the market of AMOLED panels in the face of BOE Technology. Latest announced the launch at its plant in Chengdu mass production of flexible AMOLED displays for the sixth generation. Experts believe that this Chinese vendor launched a new era in the world industry of the screens, made by technology AMOLED.
Flexible AMOLED displays for the sixth generation from BOE Technology are the first screens from Chinese companies. Also this is only the second in the world mass production of such panels. In their manufacture is used the most advanced process of evaporation, as well as flexible packaging technology, allowing you to bend the screen. It is reported that the first BOE client will Huawei.
Chinese panels based on organic light-emitting diodes are still far behind those that release by Samsung, but the launch of production of flexible AMOLED displays of the sixth generation from BOE Technology has significantly reduced this gap and should increase competition. Earlier it was reported that BOE Technology invested in its production line of 6.75 billion dollars.
Xpeng — Chinese clone of the Tesla Model X
Xiaopeng Chinese Motors introduced the world to electric crossover Xpeng. When you first look at the car there is a clear similarity with the Model X from the American company Tesla. Chinese crossover even uses standard 18650 batteries as in the Tesla electric cars. However, in Xpeng applied lithium-ion batteries from Samsung, while Tesla itself develops their own. Xiaopeng Motors promises that the car can travel on one charge of about 300 kilometers (compared to 474 miles from Model X).
If you look at the salon Xpeng, the similarity with the Model X becomes even more pronounced. In both models, there is a huge touchscreen display on the side of the steering wheel that displays all the information about the car, maps, apps, and more. In addition, Xiaopeng Motors promises to soon implement a digital driver assistance system and the auxiliary control — just like Tesla.
Probably Xiaopeng Motors used the Tesla patents. In 2014, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, announced that their patents will be posted in the public domain, so other companies could use them for development and application in electric vehicles.
Xiaopeng Motors released only 15 test vehicles. Now the company is looking for investors to start mass production. The company plans to obtain $ 1.4 billion and annually produce 100 thousand cars.
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