Caixin
BUSINESS & TECH

China Falls in Step With Beat of Smart Speakers

A customer tests the newly released Apple HomePod smart speaker in February. Photo: VCG
A customer tests the newly released Apple HomePod smart speaker in February. Photo: VCG

Chinese consumers are falling in step with the upbeat tempo of smart speaker sales, making the country the second-largest market for the artificial intelligence-powered devices behind only the U.S.

In the first three months this year, smart speaker shipments in China totaled 1.8 million units, up almost 55-fold from the same period last year, according to a report by Singapore-based market analyst Canalys.

ladingImg
You've accessed an article available only to subscribers
Try 4 weeks for $0.99
SUBSCRIBE
Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code
Copyright © 2017 Caixin Global Limited. All Rights Reserved.