Demystifying Apple’s entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX, OneWeb, and China’s Starlink will also be launched

Recently, well-known Apple analyst Guo Mingjun pointed out in the latest report that the iPhone 13 series mobile phone will be equipped with hardware that can connect to low-orbit satellites. After enabling relevant software functions, it will allow iPhone 13 users to make calls and send messages without 4G or 5G networks. Although the news was soon refuted by Bloomberg, saying that Apple is indeed developing satellite functions for iPhone, but it is unlikely to be launched in 2021, it can be confirmed that iPhone will add satellite communication functions is certain.

In this issue of intelligent internal reference, we recommend the report of Tianfeng Securities to reveal the current situation and trends of Apple’s entry into the low-orbit satellite communication market.

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Over the weekend, Ming Kuo, who has always been accurate in breaking the latest news from Apple, released a big news. He revealed that the iPhone 13, the latest generation of iPhone that Apple will release this fall, will have the function of satellite communication! iPhone 13 will be equipped with a specially improved X60 baseband chip developed by Qualcomm. And the chip supports the n53 band owned by satellite communication company Globalstar. That is, even without 4G, 5G mobile signals and Wi-Fi, the new iPhone can send messages and make calls.

Bloomberg later published an article that partially confirmed Kuo’s claim, and posted the script that the latest generation of iPhone satellite communication is not a routine function, but is limited to emergency use. For example, in the wilderness, or in the absence of Wi-Fi and mobile signal scenarios, users can use limited satellite communication functions to call the police for help.

In satellite mode, there is a word limit on the number of messages a user can send, and iMessage is grayed out. Nonetheless, there are unique features to this type of urgent message. For example, even if the recipient of the message (the emergency contact you set) turns on Do Not Disturb mode, it can still receive a message sent via satellite communication and will display a notification.

However, the Bloomberg article also pointed out that the new iPhone may only contain components that support satellite communication, but it does not necessarily mean that the supporting functions will also be launched with iPhone 13. The official launch of these functions may not be earlier than next year. But in any case, Apple’s entry into low-orbit satellites has become a foregone conclusion.

Qualcomm has been working closely with Global Satellite Communications. As early as February this year, Qualcomm announced that,

Demystifying Apple's entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX and OneWeb, China's Starlink will also be launched

Demystifying Apple's entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX and OneWeb, China's Starlink will also be launched

Demystifying Apple's entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX and OneWeb, China's Starlink will also be launched

Demystifying Apple's entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX and OneWeb, China's Starlink will also be launched

Demystifying Apple's entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX and OneWeb, China's Starlink will also be launched

Another driving factor is political uncertainty.

Demystifying Apple's entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX and OneWeb, China's Starlink will also be launched

Demystifying Apple's entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX and OneWeb, China's Starlink will also be launched

Demystifying Apple's entry into low-orbit satellite communications, led by SpaceX and OneWeb, China's Starlink will also be launched

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Smart ThingsIt is believed that, looking back at history, satellite Internet is not a new concept. The pattern of competition and cooperation between satellite communication and terrestrial communication has existed for a long time and will continue. At present, there are many companies entering the satellite Internet, and the competition is fierce. The two largest companies, StarLink and OneWeb, have successfully risen to the stars many times, which also allows us to see the dawn of the completion of the global satellite Internet constellation. And the construction of satellite Internet in our country has also reached a stage within our capabilities and cannot be delayed. In the future, our country will also have 1-2 space X and OneWeb-level space companies.

Hot search first! Just now, Huawei Mate50 was released! The starting price is 4999 yuan, which supports Beidou satellite news.

On the afternoon of September 6th, Huawei Mate50 series mobile phones were officially released, and as many as seven topics rushed to Weibo for hot search.

Yu Chengdong, managing director of Huawei, CEO of terminal business and CEO of smart car solutions business group, released Huawei Mate50 series flagship mobile phones. Yu Chengdong said that after two years, Huawei Mate mobile phone is back. According to reports, Huawei Mate50 series is the first mass smartphone in the industry to support Beidou satellite news.

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In addition, Huawei also released the M5 EV, the first pure electric smart car of AITO brand, with the standard version starting at 288,600 yuan and the performance version starting at 319,800 yuan.

Mate50 mobile phone released after two years

Huawei Mate40 series flagship mobile phone was released in October 2020. According to the normal release time rhythm, Huawei Mate50 series should have been released in the autumn of 2021, but it was delayed for some reason.

Yu Chengdong said that the Mate series was born in 2013, and it has gone through ten years. In the past ten years, Mate series has been continuously leading the innovation in the mobile phone industry. Yu Chengdong said that the only product that can surpass Mate is Huawei Mate.

Source: Huawei

Previously, the cooperation between Huawei and Leica ended. In July, Huawei launched the Huawei image brand XMAGE, which was first launched on Huawei Mate50 series. In terms of operating system, Huawei Mate50 series was first equipped with Harmony OS 3 operating system.

Huawei also announced the upgrade plan for HarmonyOS 3. The first batch of upgrade devices include Huawei P50 series, Huawei P50 Pocket, Huawei Mate Xs 2 and other smart terminal products such as smart screens, tablets and watches.

It is understood that Huawei Mate50 series launched the "low-power emergency mode", which intelligently started the shaped charge pump at 1% power, and realized the endurance experience of standby for 3 hours, or talking for 12 minutes, or flashing the code for 10 times, or scanning the code for 4 times to solve the urgent needs of users.

At present, due to the shortage of goods, the sales volume of Huawei’s mobile phone business is average, but the quarterly sales volume has increased. According to market research firm Omdia, in the first quarter and second quarter of 2022, Huawei shipped 5.6 million mobile phones and 6.4 million mobile phones respectively.

The industry believes that the release of Mate50 series will drive the growth of Huawei’s mobile phone sales. In terms of selling price, Huawei Mate50 starts at 4,999 yuan, and Huawei Mate50 Pro starts at 6,799 yuan. The pre-sale will start on September 6 and will be on sale on September 21. Huawei Mate50 RS Porsche is designed for 12,999 yuan and will be on sale on September 21st. Huawei Mate50 E starts at 3,999 yuan and will go on sale in October.

Source: Huawei

According to market research firm Counterpoint Research, Huawei’s market share in the price segment above $400 dropped from 13% in 2020 to 6% in 2021. Although Huawei still ranks third in the world, its sales share is greatly squeezed by Apple and Samsung, mainly due to the limited 5G function of Huawei’s mobile phone.

Support Beidou satellite news

Huawei Mate50 first supports Beidou satellite news. According to Yu Chengdong, Huawei Mate50 series supports the hardware capability of Beidou satellite message, and it is the first mass smartphone in the industry to support Beidou satellite message.

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Huawei said that when living in an environment where there is no ground network signal coverage, such as desert no man’s land, sea distress, earthquake rescue, etc., users can send out text and location information through Changlian APP, keep in touch with the outside world, and support multiple locations to generate trajectory maps.

Orient securities believes that with the application of satellite communication in Huawei Mate50, it is expected to drive the development of satellite communication-related industrial chains.

Shen Wan Hongyuan Research Report said that Huawei, Apple, Google and other technology companies are all committed to linking mobile phones with satellites. Apple, in particular, is expected to launch satellite communication function on the upcoming iPhone14, mainly providing emergency SMS/voice service, but there is still uncertainty about whether it will be available. The core problem may be that the business model has not yet been opened.

Shen Wanhongyuan said that the overall mobile satellite communication is still in its infancy, the function and payment model have not yet taken shape, and the business model has not been determined. In fact, the daily satellite communication mainly includes two types: Beidou communication (short message) and satellite Internet. When it is applied to mobile phones, it often refers to Beidou short message communication mode.

Huaan Securities believes that mainstream mobile phone brands will open the commercial trial of satellite short messages or will open the imagination space of C-side. Satellite communication technology is becoming more and more mature, but whether it forms a commercial scale still depends on the user’s balance between use value and cost. The development of the C-end of satellite communication will follow the development path of short message, narrowband communication (call, MMS) and broadband communication, and the development of users and industrial scale will take time.

The release of pure electric version of M5 EV

It is worth noting that on September 6th, Yu Chengdong also released the M5 EV, the first pure electric smart car of AITO brand, with the price of standard version starting at 288,600 yuan and performance version starting at 319,800 yuan.

Image source: Huawei

Wenjie series is a high-end smart car built by Celeste AITO brand and Huawei. It is the main product of Huawei’s smart car selection model and is also sold in Huawei channels. At present, two models, namely M5 and M7, are on sale.

The M5 EV is AITO’s first smart luxury pure electric SUV. It is understood that in terms of power, the Wujie M5 EV is equipped with lithium iron phosphate battery provided by Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited.

According to Huawei, in the fully charged state of the new energy-saving mode, the rear-drive version of Wujie M5 EV can achieve 620 kilometers of CLTC working life, and the four-wheel drive version can achieve 552 kilometers of CLTC working life.

The series "Wen Jie" was the first to be equipped with HarmonyOS intelligent cockpit, and its sales volume has been rising since it was launched. Cinda Securities said that Huawei has empowered AITO, and the series of models in the world have sprung up. According to the battle report released by AITO brand, the delivery of the series began in March, and the cumulative delivery in six months reached 35,617 vehicles.

The data shows that in August, the total delivery volume of AITO Jiejie series reached 10,045 vehicles, which was the first time to deliver more than 10,000 vehicles in a single month, creating the fastest record for domestic new energy automobile brands to deliver more than 10,000 vehicles in a single month.

According to CICC, Wenjie series cars have quickly broken through the difficult climbing period of production, channels and consumer cognition that new brands need to experience in the early stage, and successfully realized the product strength into strong production and sales performance. Wenjie M5 EV is expected to further enrich the product matrix.

Citic Jiantou Securities said that the monthly sales volume of Wenjie series models is expected to continue to increase in the second half of the year. With the blessing of Huawei, AITO is expected to be the benchmark for new brands such as Weilai, Tucki and Ideality.

Lei Jun’s annual speech "car content" is insufficient, and Xiaomi’s car-making progress has become a mystery?

"What about the car? What about the car? " In the voice of netizens, Lei Jun’s fourth annual speech came to an end. After more than three hours of speech, Lei Jun talked about entrepreneurship from studying, and from dreams to growth. Xiaomi’s folding screen mobile phones, tablet computers, robot dogs and other products took turns to appear, but the Xiaomi car business that the public paid attention to was too "stingy", which was rarely mentioned in this speech.

Image source: Xiaomi

From 2021, Xiaomi announced a high-profile investment of $10 billion in 10 years to build a car. Up to now, the goal of mass production of Xiaomi Automobile in the first half of 2024 may be less than half a year. It stands to reason that Xiaomi automobile should start to build momentum now, but Xiaomi has always maintained a relatively low-key attitude.

We can only piece together the vague figure of Xiaomi car from some sporadic fragments.

Xiaomi car, emerging.

At the media conference call in May this year, Lu Weibing, partner and president of Xiaomi Group, said that Xiaomi’s car has entered the accelerated stage of R&D. Summer and winter tests will be conducted respectively this year, and Xiaomi will be listed in the first half of next year as originally planned.

The appearance of the first model of Xiaomi Automobile is a test for the whole Xiaomi Group. As the time of the big exam approaches, still hiding half her face from us behind her guitar’s Xiaomi automobile gradually unveils its mystery.

In the last link of Lei Jun’s speech, "One More Little Thing", I thought that some eggs of Xiaomi car would be released, but I didn’t expect Xiaomi’s second-generation robot dog "Iron Egg" to appear. Robot dogs and smart cars are not all in common.

Image source: Xiaomi

In fact, for example, Tucki once launched a rideable intelligent robot horse, and Tesla even advertised itself as an artificial intelligence robot company. Optimus, a humanoid robot of Tesla, which has attracted much attention, is expected to conduct a walking test in November this year, and plans to conduct a practical test in the Tesla factory next year.

Lei Jun said that the perception system of Iron Egg is similar to the current smart car perception system, and some AI algorithms adopted by Iron Egg are also of the same origin as the automatic driving algorithm of smart cars. For example, Iron Egg 2 is equipped with 19 cameras and sensors such as lidar.

Based on the current business layout of Xiaomi, we can make some reasonable speculations about the product form of Xiaomi smart electric vehicle.

First, in terms of autonomous driving, "enter the first camp in the autonomous driving industry in 2024 and strive to enter the top five in the world within 15 to 20 years", which is the goal set by Lei Jun for the autonomous driving of Xiaomi Automobile. In August last year, Xiaomi released a demo video of Xiaomi’s self-driving. As far as the video is concerned, it shows that Xiaomi’s self-driving technology has reached L2+’ s assisted driving ability, and it has also performed well in urban assisted driving. It is reported that Xiaomi has invested 3.3 billion yuan in the first phase of autonomous driving.

Xiaomi may adopt a lidar fusion sensing scheme. According to the previously exposed spy photos of Xiaomi cars, there are related components suspected of lidar. According to the network transmission, the new car of Xiaomi’s first model will be based on a hybrid solid-state radar AT128, and several all-solid-state radars will be used as blind-compensating radars.

The second is equipped with MIUI car. There are cases of Huawei and Meizu in the front, and mobile phone manufacturers have shown great advantages when building cars across borders. It seems a matter of course that MIUI gets on the bus, and Xiaomi’s MIUI car version may be an important selling point.

Then there is big model empowerment. At the speech site, Lei Jun revealed that in April 2023, Xiaomi formed a big model team and embraced the big model in an all-round way.

Image source: Xiaomi

The main breakthrough direction of Xiaomi big model technology is lightweight and local deployment. Let users not only have data security, but also have the advanced productivity of large models. Lei Jun revealed that Xiaomi upgraded the big model to Xiao Ai and started the invitation test. Xiaomi has run through the Demo on the mobile phone side, and some scenes of the big model on the mobile phone side are comparable to the cloud.

At present, Baidu, Geely, Guangzhou Automobile, etc. have demonstrated their own large-scale model planning and products, and have made some achievements in the aspects of large-scale model empowering intelligent cockpit voice interaction. The large-scale model has considerable expectations for the improvement of automobile intelligence, and Xiaomi has laid out large models, which may become a plus item for Xiaomi Automobile.

"AI is the future productivity, and it must and must be fully empowered. It is also the bottom track for Xiaomi’s long-term continuous investment." Lei Jun said.

In terms of electrification, there is also some information exposure on the Internet.

A few days ago, a group of photos suspected of Xiaomi car battery pack information circulated. According to the picture information, the battery pack has a capacity of 101kWh and a weight of 642kg. The rated voltage is 726.7V, and the rated capacity is 139Ah. This battery is Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited’s Kirin battery. If it is true, it can be predicted that Xiaomi will be equipped with 800V platform.

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In June 2022, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited released CTP3.0 Kirin battery. According to reports, the system energy density of Kirin battery reaches 255Wh/kg, which can achieve 1000 km battery life; The system integration reached a new high in the world, and the volume utilization rate exceeded 72%. Kirin battery also adopts the battery core large-area cooling technology, which can support 5-minute fast hot start and 10-minute fast charge. In April this year, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited and LI signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement, officially announcing that 4C Kirin battery made its world debut as the first ideal pure electric vehicle.

In addition, in this speech, when Lei Jun introduced Xiaomi MIX Fold3, he mentioned that almost all smart electric vehicles are equipped with wireless charging, so Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 will also be equipped with wireless charging. It is reasonable to speculate that Xiaomi car will be equipped with wireless charging function.

Everything is ready, cost-effective as the key link?

The soldiers and horses did not move, and the food and grass went first. Although Xiaomi Automobile has not been officially listed, Xiaomi Group has started intensive preparations in terms of organizational structure adjustment and capacity channel construction.

Since the beginning of this year, there have been a series of changes in high-level positions within Xiaomi, revealing that Xiaomi is preparing for the full sprint. Including Huang Zhenyu, vice president of the automobile department, who is also the general manager of the supply chain department of the automobile department, replacing Li Xiaoshuang, vice president of Xiaomi automobile department who was in charge of the supply chain before, and Li Xiaoshuang will also be the general manager of the marketing department of the automobile department.

In terms of capacity building, according to Xiaomi’s plan, the automobile factory will be built in two phases. The first phase covers an area of nearly 720,000 square meters, with an estimated annual production capacity of 150,000 vehicles. The second phase is planned to start in 2024 and be completed in 2025.

It is reported that the main factory of the first phase of Xiaomi Auto Yizhuang Factory has been completed. However, what is embarrassing is that the current qualification of Xiaomi Automobile is still a mystery. Previously, it was rumored that Xiaomi Automobile will undertake the qualification of Beijing Baowo Automobile Co., Ltd. However, Beijing Baowo Automobile Co., Ltd. applied for cancellation of automobile production qualification on its own in the fourth part of Road Motor Vehicle Production Enterprises and Products (the 371st batch) issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. In what way Xiaomi will land, it is still a problem, but the market generally believes that the qualification of building a car will not be a problem for Xiaomi.

In terms of channel construction, more than 10,000 Xiaomi homes, Xiaomi specialty stores and Xiaomi experience stores have completed comprehensive coverage from first-and second-tier cities to third-and fourth-tier cities. For the delivery center, a person familiar with the matter quoted the feedback from the dealer group. Xiaomi Automobile has started the screening of the delivery center at present. It also revealed that many people from Xiaomi Automobile come from the world and will adopt the operation mode of Xiaomi mobile phone franchise store+delivery center+authorized car body painting center.

Everything is ready, just waiting for the car to go on the market, users are most concerned about the price of Xiaomi’s first model.

At the beginning of January this year, some media broke the news that Xiaomi’s first new car would be divided into two versions. Among them, the low-priced version costs 260,000-300,000 yuan, and the high-priced version costs more than 350,000 yuan. However, in June, Xiao Ai revealed that Xiaomi’s first pure electric vehicle will be divided into standard version and pro version, with prices starting from 149,900 yuan and 179,900 yuan respectively, when answering users’ questions about the configuration and price of Xiaomi’s car. At that time, it caused a heated discussion. Wang Hua, the head of Xiaomi’s public relations, quickly responded that the news was untrue, indicating that the information was a conjecture reported by the media in May 2022, and Xiao Ai directly retrieved the information.

In a previous live broadcast, Lei Jun revealed that the first model will be positioned in the middle and high end, and will use the cutting-edge technology and cutting-edge level at the time of delivery, and the price is likely to be 100,000-300,000 yuan. In fact, if Xiaomi’s first car really uses laser radar, 800V platform, and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited’s Kirin battery and other product technologies, the price is almost predictable and will not be very cheap.

However, this may not match the expectations of users.

Cost-effective is Xiaomi’s big move. In this annual speech, Lei Jun made it clear that Xiaomi takes cost-effective as the key link. The reason why most users choose Xiaomi electronic products may be because of its extreme cost performance, and not too expensive is a pre-requirement.

For cars, Lei Jun once initiated a Xiaomi car pricing vote. Among the 17,000 people who participated in the voting, the number of people who chose less than 100,000 was the most, followed by 100,000-150,000, and the number of people who chose more than 300,000 was the least.

Undoubtedly, Xiaomi also wants to reverse the image of the group. In the annual speech, Lei Jun himself raised a question: "Some people say that the brand image of Xiaomi has solidified, can it be made into a high-end?" Lei Jun’s response to this is: "We officially set’ high-end’ as the group strategy! It is reported that Xiaomi’s high-end exploration for more than three years has cost tens of billions of investment.

The listing of Xiaomi Automobile may also be a key link to reverse the image of Xiaomi Group, but it may need to bear the impact on sales and profitability.

Burn money, or burn money

In fact, although Xiaomi’s car security work is quite good, it can be seen from all kinds of exposed information that Xiaomi’s car may be close at hand. All this does not come out of thin air, and it will inevitably cost Xiaomi Group a lot of money and energy.

Recently, Shanghai Tongyu Automobile Technology Co., Ltd. has undergone industrial and commercial changes, adding Xiaomi’s Beijing Xiaomi Zhizao Equity Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership) as shareholders. Tongyu Automobile mainly focuses on the research and development and industrialization of key technologies of the next-generation drive-by-wire chassis. The product layout is brake-by-wire system, steering-by-wire system and advanced driver assistance system, involving products such as electro-hydraulic braking system EHB, braking energy recovery system and automatic emergency braking system.

Xiaomi Zhizao Fund, established in September 2021, mainly focuses on the upstream supply chain of new energy vehicles, next-generation information technology, intelligent manufacturing, new materials, consumer electronics and other enterprises related to the company’s industrial chain.

Xiaomi has invested heavily in the industrial chain. In terms of autonomous driving, in August 2021, Xiaomi spent 77.37 million US dollars to acquire all the shares of DeepMotion Technology, an autonomous driving technology company, which mainly provides full-stack software solutions including perception, positioning, planning and control for advanced assisted driving systems and autonomous driving applications. In terms of chips, in September 2021, Xiaomi Changjiang Industry Fund invested in Black Sesame Intelligence. In terms of power batteries, Xiaomi Automobile, a number of battery upstream enterprises such as Weilan New Energy, Zhongchuang Singapore Airlines, Ganfeng Lithium Battery and Honeycomb Energy, has taken shots.

Xiaomi, who is a little late in the game, wants to build a huge automobile production and research system in a short time, and throwing money wildly is the fastest way.

However, Xiaomi’s financial performance is not very optimistic.

This year’s first-quarter financial report of Xiaomi Group shows that the total revenue and adjusted net profit of Qi in the first quarter were RMB 59.5 billion and RMB 3.2 billion respectively. Gross profit was 11.6 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 8.8%. R&D expenditure is 4.1 billion yuan, of which innovative business expenses such as smart electric vehicles are 1.1 billion yuan. In 2022, the research and development cost of Xiaomi Automobile was 3.1 billion yuan.

Image source: Xiaomi performance announcement

Last year, Xiaomi achieved a total revenue of 280 billion yuan and an adjusted net profit of 8.5 billion yuan. Both revenue and gross profit declined year-on-year. However, affected by Xiaomi’s efforts to cut costs, Xiaomi’s adjusted net profit turned positive in the first quarter, increasing by 13.1% year-on-year to 3.2 billion yuan. In addition, Xiaomi’s high-end strategy has gradually achieved results. As Xiaomi has increased the proportion of mid-to high-end mobile phone shipments, the Group’s gross profit margin has reached a new high of 19.5%.

Continued blood transfusion for the car-making business will undoubtedly affect Xiaomi’s profit performance. Not only that, Xiaomi also has projects that require a lot of human capital, such as self-developed chips and AI models.

Not long ago, Xiaomi was cheated by India. On June 9, the Indian Law Enforcement Bureau issued a document saying that Xiaomi was suspected of violating India’s Foreign Exchange Control Law and "illegally transferring funds to foreign entities", and the bureau had issued a formal notice to Xiaomi related companies and banks. This means that the millet that India has previously detained totaled 55.51 billion rupees, or nearly 5 billion yuan, or it was squandered. This defeat in India will also affect Xiaomi’s layout at home and abroad.

In this context, Xiaomi Group still hasn’t cut its investment. Lei Jun revealed that Xiaomi Group has laid out 12 technical fields and 99 subdivided tracks, and will invest 100 billion yuan in technology in the next five years.

I have to sigh, boss lei is very angry.

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When talking about the experience of studying at the beginning, Lei Jun shared an experience: No matter what problems you encounter, others may have encountered them, solved them, and even have standard answers. You just need to ask someone.

Although there have been a group of "predecessors" who have opened up a world in the fields of power generation, intelligent driving and intelligent cockpit, there are also a group of "martyrs" who have fallen on the way forward. The development of intelligent electric vehicles is still in an early stage, and there is no absolute winner now. In the second half of intelligence, there is no standard answer for reference.

In today’s smart electric market, it is not easy for Xiaomi to find a broad road. However, let’s end with a sentence from Lei Jun: people are great because of their dreams, and they grow up because of their persistence in their dreams.

Image source: Xiaomi

The important thing is, please let Xiaomi Automobile release more official news and satisfy the public’s curiosity first.

"Tik Tok" v. "Gang Pai" became the first case accepted by Beijing Internet Court.

  Chinanews. com client September 10 (Reporter Fu Qiang) The Beijing Internet Court was deeply concerned as soon as it was established. As of 18: 00 on the 10th, the electronic litigation platform of our hospital had received 207 applications for online filing, and the dispute over the right to spread information on the network of "vibrato short video" v. "co-shooting small video" became the first case accepted.

Beijing Internet Court. Photo by leng Yuyang

  "Online Litigation" has been recognized and more than 200 cases have been accepted.

  According to the Beijing Internet Court, since its electronic litigation platform was opened to the public on the 9th, as of 18: 00 on the 10th, the total number of visits has reached 207,300, with 586 registered users, and 207 online filing applications have been received.

  It is also known that the technical service hotlines of Beijing Internet Court (86433901, 86433902) have answered the hotlines 78 times so as to solve problems existing in practical operations such as electronic litigation platform and WeChat applet. The filing service hotline (86433721) answered the hotline 77 times, answering questions from the parties about the jurisdiction of the court and the scope of accepting cases.

  According to the court, some parties have specially called to praise the way of internet litigation, saying that the electronic litigation platform has provided great convenience and saved a lot of time and energy for the parties.

Interior of Beijing Internet Court. Fu Qiang photo

  "Tik Tok" v. "Gang Pai" became the first case accepted.

  It is reported that the dispute over the information network communication right of "short video with vibrato" v. "small video with partners" became the first case accepted by Beijing Internet Court.

  According to the contents disclosed by Beijing Internet Court, the plaintiff Beijing Weibo Vision Technology Co., Ltd. claimed that "Vibrato Short Video" is an original short video sharing platform legally owned and operated by it. For the short video created by the creator who signed an exclusive agreement, the plaintiff obtained the exclusive right to spread the information network and the exclusive right to defend rights. The "5.12, I want to tell you" short video released on the platform of "Vibrato Short Video" (hereinafter referred to as the short video involved in the case) was independently created by the creator of the short video involved in the case, and should be protected by China’s copyright law as a work.

  Defendant Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and Defendant No.2 Beijing Baidu Netcom Technology Co., Ltd. jointly provided users with the download, installation, operation and update and maintenance of related functions, and publicized and promoted the "small video". The plaintiff found that after the short video involved in the case was released on the Tik Tok platform, the two defendants spread the short video involved in the case and provided download service without the plaintiff’s permission.

  The plaintiff believed that the two defendants’ unauthorized dissemination caused great economic losses to the plaintiff, so they filed a lawsuit according to law, demanding that the two defendants stop the infringement, compensate the plaintiff for the economic loss of 1 million yuan, and reasonably pay 50 thousand yuan for the lawsuit.

  It is understood that the case is the litigation materials and filing application submitted by the plaintiff online on the electronic litigation platform of Beijing Internet Court. After the online review by the judge of the filing court of Beijing Internet Court, the case has been formally accepted. The parties can grasp the progress of the case in real time through their registered accounts.

  According to the Beijing Internet Court, at present, the legal protection of the short video industry at home and abroad is in the exploratory period. This case is the first lawsuit on short video copyright between the two platforms. Whether the short video involved constitutes a work, the rights boundary between short video platforms, between short video platforms and users, and the application of blockchain forensics technology in the judiciary are worthy of attention.

Beijing Internet Court. Photo by leng Yuyang

  On-line trial of online cases Internet courts highlight serving the convenience of the people.

  It is understood that the newly established Beijing Internet Court has centralized jurisdiction over first-instance specific Internet cases that should be accepted by grassroots people’s courts in Beijing, including Internet shopping and service contract disputes; Internet financial loans, small loan contract disputes, Internet copyright ownership and infringement disputes; Internet domain name disputes; Internet tort liability disputes; Internet shopping product liability disputes; Internet-related public interest litigation cases filed by procuratorial organs; Administrative disputes caused by the administrative management of the Internet; Other Internet civil and administrative cases designated by the people’s court at a higher level.

  In terms of trial methods, Beijing Internet Court takes "online trial of online cases" as the principle, focusing on building an electronic litigation platform. Without going to the court, the parties can realize the online handling of all or part of litigation links such as prosecution, mediation, filing, service, mediation, trial, judgment and execution.

  According to the application of the parties or the needs of case trial, the Internet court may also decide to complete some litigation links offline.

  A case concluded by Beijing Internet Court in the first instance may appeal to Beijing No.4 Intermediate People’s Court if the party refuses to accept the judgment or ruling. However, appeal cases involving Internet copyright ownership disputes, infringement disputes and Internet domain name disputes are tried by Beijing Intellectual Property Court.

  Some commentators believe that through the network handling from filing a case to executing all or part of the litigation, the parties can "run less" or even "not run", highlighting the concept of serving the convenience of the people, and at the same time significantly reducing the litigation costs of the parties. (End)

Xiaomi TV won the February shipment champion. Foreign TV is not fragrant: it plummeted by 40%

Fast technology news on March 19, according to data released by RUNTO,In February, 2024, the shipments of brand complete sets in China TV market reached 1.77 million units, down 26.6% year-on-year and 57.8% quarter-on-quarter.

Because of the Spring Festival, after the shipment in January exceeded any month of last year, the shipment in February also reached the lowest in the past 13 months.

Xiaomi TV won the February shipment champion. Foreign TV is not fragrant: it plummeted by 40%
Monthly trend of brand shipment in China TV market for 13 consecutive months

Among them,Xiaomi (including Redmi) shipped nearly 400,000 units in February to win the championship., down about 30% year-on-year, and the market share reached 21.5%, down 1.7 percentage points from the previous month.

Hisense (including sub-brand Vidda) and TCL (including sub-brand Thunderbird) shipped between 350,000 and 390,000 units in February, ranking second and third respectively.

Skyworth (including its sub-brand cool open) shipped about 290,000 units, ranking fourth.

The combined shipments of Changhong, Konka and Haier in February were about 240,000 units, down 32.9% year-on-year, and the total volume was not as good as that of the single brand in the first camp.

Huawei’s shipments in February were still only tens of thousands, down about 20% year-on-year. At present, Huawei’s strategy mainly focuses on middle and high-end products. Although the scale has not started, the profit has improved.

The four major foreign brands Sony, Samsung, Sharp and Philips shipped less than 100,000 units in February, down about 40% year-on-year.

Although the overall shipments dropped sharply in February, the decline rate of foreign brands was significantly higher than that of domestic brands, which meant that more and more consumers in China were no longer attracted to expensive foreign TVs.

(reporting)