Baidu's newest smart speaker, Xiaodu Zaijia X8, was announced without the steep discounts that came with previous product launches. Photo: Baidu

Baidu pulls out of Chinese smart speaker price war as it gains market share against Alibaba, Xiaomi

  • Unlike past product launches, Baidu’s latest smart speaker did not come with a large discount
  • The Beijing-based search engine operator is now third globally in terms of smart speaker market share, and is shifting its strategy away from low-priced devices
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Baidu's newest smart speaker, Xiaodu Zaijia X8, was announced without the steep discounts that came with previous product launches. Photo: Baidu
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Minghe Hu

Minghe Hu

Minghe Hu joined SCMP in 2019 covering artificial intelligence and science in China. She graduated from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.