1、 The first 3000 smart phones exported to Africa
According to the official account of WeChat public, WeChat’s new Chongqing intelligent transmission line has been put into operation. 8 intelligent production lines have been put into operation. 3 mobile phone companies have been opened. Under the situation of safe and controllable epidemic situation, more than 400 employees are rushing to catch production. The first shipment of 3000 smart phones has successfully been launched in February 22nd, and all of them are exported to Africa.
The official account of WeChat
According to the voice, on February 1, Chongqing factory began to prepare to return to work. After 10 days of efforts, it officially resumed work on February 11, becoming one of the first batch of non epidemic prevention material production enterprises in Yubei district and the first intelligent terminal manufacturing enterprise to return to work.
Voice holding is mainly engaged in the design, R & D, production, sales and brand operation of smart terminals with mobile phones as the core. Its main products are Tecno, itel and infinix. Its sales areas are mainly concentrated in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South America. Voice holdings also founded digital accessories brand oraimo, home appliances brand syinix and after-sales service brand carlcare. Voice holding provides mobile Internet services for consumers. On September 30, 2019, voice holdings was listed on the science and technology innovation board.
2、 Voice phones are sold in Africa, but not in China
At present, voice mobile phone products are mainly divided into two categories: function machine and smart phone. There are three major brands: Tecno (medium and high-end), itel (medium and low-end) and infinix (high-end fashion). The price range is 15-200 US dollars (about 100-1400 yuan). There is an internal product experience center in the Shenzhen headquarters building of voice, which displays the products of various brands of voice. Its smart phones are not different from other domestic mobile phones, and their functions are similar, including fingerprint identification, multi camera, high-definition screen, etc.
According to the data of IDC, a third-party research organization, in 2018, voice in Africa accounted for 48.7% of the total category of mobile phone market in Africa, with a shipment volume of 124 million units, surpassing Samsung and Huawei. It has become a veritable “king of mobile phones in Africa”. Even in the small town of lalibra in northern Ethiopia, tuk tuk (similar to tricycle, a commonly used local short-distance travel tool) and van drivers pull out voice phones. However, voice has no stores in China, nor has it sold a mobile phone in China. Searching for voice over mobile phones on domestic mainstream e-commerce platforms such as tmall and jd.com also shows irrelevant results. Even many evaluation bloggers’ voice phones used for evaluation are purchased from abroad. Zhu Zhaojiang, the helmsman and chairman of voice holdings, is also different from other mobile phone giants in China. He seldom receives media interviews. Even though the company has attracted people’s attention in recent years and has made frequent moves in the domestic capital market, Zhu Zhaojiang will not be mentioned in his business history, market and strategy.
3、 Under the influence of the epidemic situation, how many enterprises in the mobile phone industry chain are affected
The first quarter is the traditional off-season of the electronics industry, accounting for less than 20% of the annual revenue. The impact is relatively small when the epidemic prevention and control is effective, and the impact still needs to be observed. According to the survey, the resumption of work in several factories was delayed by one week, and affected by the transportation of materials, which was definitely affected in February. Among them, companies with high automation process, companies with overseas layout, companies with low capacity utilization in the first quarter and companies mainly driven by R & D are relatively less affected by the epidemic.
In addition, the offline mobile phone market will also be affected. Due to the continuous spread of the epidemic, local control is also more strict, we all try to avoid unnecessary going out, and the number of consumers going to buy mobile phones offline is bound to decrease. The author also recently went to the shopping mall to buy some necessities of life. Although it is still on holiday, there are few people in many shops, including mobile phone retail stores. The impact of the epidemic on the offline market can be said to be the whole industry. Therefore, the manufacturers with a higher proportion of offline shipment will have a greater impact in the short term.
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