Baidu’s newest smart speaker, the Xiaodu Zaijia X8, was launched in December. Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Xiaomi Corp are three of the world’s biggest vendors of smart speakers. Photo: HandoutBaidu’s newest smart speaker, the Xiaodu Zaijia X8, was launched in December. Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Xiaomi Corp are three of the world’s biggest vendors of smart speakers. Photo: Handout
Baidu’s newest smart speaker, the Xiaodu Zaijia X8, was launched in December. Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Xiaomi Corp are three of the world’s biggest vendors of smart speakers. Photo: Handout

Smart speaker market slows down in coronavirus-hit China after record 2019 shipments

  • In the first quarter, shipments in China are forecast to decline 22 per cent from a year ago because of the outbreak
  • It’s also predicted that the market will bounce back in the third quarter

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Baidu’s newest smart speaker, the Xiaodu Zaijia X8, was launched in December. Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Xiaomi Corp are three of the world’s biggest vendors of smart speakers. Photo: HandoutBaidu’s newest smart speaker, the Xiaodu Zaijia X8, was launched in December. Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Xiaomi Corp are three of the world’s biggest vendors of smart speakers. Photo: Handout
Baidu’s newest smart speaker, the Xiaodu Zaijia X8, was launched in December. Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Xiaomi Corp are three of the world’s biggest vendors of smart speakers. Photo: Handout
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