On May 21, 2019, Huawei announced that its independently-developed operating system ““Huawei Hongmeng““ would be available in the fall of 2019 at the earliest, which immediately attracted wide attention from the public. in the context of the shrinking global smartphone market, Huawei's market share jumped to the second place in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2019. The development of the operating system may be directly related to the trade war between China and the United States. US sanctions on a number of Chinese technology companies have accelerated the pace of their technological self-reliance. As for Huawei's self-developed Hongmeng operating system, nearly 90% of Chinese enterprises believe that self-developed operating system is necessary, and more than 90% of Internet users and enterprises support Huawei to develop its own operating system. Analysts in iiMedia believe that the key to the development of self-research system is to solve the problem of ecological construction. Against the background of trade war, it is necessary to strengthen the research and development of core technologies. Launching a new operating system at a time when 5G technology is maturing is also a good development opportunity for Huawei.
Driven by favorable policies, technological advancement and market demand, the global 3C product industry is developing at a high speed. In 2018, the global 3C product shipments reached 3.93 billion units. At the same time, the volume of China's e-commerce transactions has increased year by year, and the proportion of online sales of 3C products has increased. With the continuous improvement of the living standards of the people and the pursuit of product performance, the consumption of 3C products in China continues to escalate. In the Chinese tablet market in 2018, Chinese companies Huawei and Lenovo accounted for 33.3% of the total market share. In 2018, the domestic mobile phone market totaled 410 million units, and domestic brand mobile phone shipments reached 370 million units, accounting for 89.5% of the same period of mobile phone shipments. The overall market size of smart wearable devices is growing, and sales are increasing year by year. iiMedia Research data shows that the 3C product e-commerce platform in Suning Online Market's network reputation is the best, 3C products e-commerce platform males account for a larger proportion. With the development and application of big data and 5G technology, driving 3C products into the fast lane of development, iiMedia Research’s analysts believe that big data will become the core competitiveness of e-commerce development, and 3C product manufacturers should actively deploy 5G new outlets. Meeting 3C products brings new market opportunities.
As the user bonus of Chinese smart phone market comes to an end and the market tends to be saturated, Chinese smart phone brands gradually shift the main battlefield of competition to overseas and embark on the strategy of “going to sea“ one after another. The huge potential of southeast Asia makes it the main starting point for all smart phone brands. According to data from iiMedia Research, xiaomi topped the list in India in market share in 2018. In Indonesia, xiaomi and vivo saw their market share increase significantly, while OPPO expanded strongly in Thailand. In the future, the competition among various smart phone brands in the southeast Asian market will be further intensified, and high-profile brands and sinking channels will become the main means of competition. In addition, smart phone brands will actively respond to 5G revolution while focusing on 4G investment.
As the data of iiMedia Research showed,the Chinese shipment of smart phone in the third season in 2018 declined obviously year-on-year.The top 5 smart phone brands—iPhone,Huawei,OPPO,vivo and Xiaomi dominate the most market share in China,with iPhone accounting for 28.9%and Huawei accounting for 17.1%.Huawei owns the best public praise from the Internet in the top 5 smart phone brands,while iPhone got the most discussing and the most powerful dissemination but the most negative comment form its new product release meeting in 2018.