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 outbreak

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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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