5G smartphone rapidly expand its discourse power in the market in 2020. YTD 5G smartphone shipments were 77.508 million units, represented 44.2% of the total shipment. The total number of new models were 119, accounting for 46.5% of the total new models. Comparatively, total 5G smartphone shipments and new models released in 2019 were 13.769 million and 35. The main reason for the increase of 5G mobile smartphone market penetration is that the major manufacturers turn to compete in the 5G market when they released the new products, which led to consumers’ passively acceptance 5G smartphone. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 41.6% of the interviewees purchased 5G smartphone because of the normal replacement of the mobile phones. However, 73.3% of non-5G smartphone users think that it is not necessary for the public to buy 5G smartphone at this stage. At present, 5G mobile smartphone do not show obvious advantages over other mainstream smartphones. On the contrary, the high traffic pricing of 5G smartphone and the lack of commercial cities make the replacement of 5G smartphone with low cost performance, and thus hinder its market popularization. In the future, only by standing from the demand side, reflecting the advantages of 5G in communication transmission in smartphones, and developing killer application that can only rely on 5G smartphones, can we accelerate its popularization.
iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，中国智能硬件市场规模大，增长迅速，2020年市场规模预计达到10767.0亿元。随着居民人均收入和人均支出的提高、消费主力人群的变化，对智能产品的消费需求日益增加。智能家居，消费电子及智能交通等细分领域都得到了较快发展，iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，中国智能家居2020年市场规模预计达到1820亿元，中国可穿戴设备出货量2020年预计突破1亿件，2035年全球智能汽车规模预计将达到1180万辆。目前，消费电子领域成长型产业整体渗透率不高，潜在用户规模大，发展前景广阔，将成为智能硬件行业新的增长点。
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of intelligent hardware market in China is large and growing rapidly，which is expected to reach 1.0767 trillion yuan in 2020. With the increase in pre capital income and expenditure of residents, the changes in the main consumer groups, consumer have more demand for intelligent product. Intelligent home equipment, consumer electronics and intelligent transportation have achieved rapid development. As the data of iiMedia Research shows that, the scale of intelligent home equipment market in China is expected to reach 182 billion yuan in 2020，the shipment of wearable device will exceed 100 million in 2020，the scale of global intelligent vehicle is expected to reach 11.8 million in 2035. At present, the overall penetration rate of growth industries in the field of consumer electronics is not high, the scale of potential users is large, and the development prospect is broad, which will become a new growth point for the intelligent hardware industry of China.
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.