Chinese companies shine at CES 2020 with leading-edge products


  • China
  • Saturday, 11 Jan 2020

Members of the media looking at the Byton M-Byte after it was unveiled during a Byton press event at CES 2020 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. The all-electric vehicle from China is slated to go into mass production later this year. - AFP

LAS VEGAS/BEIJING: Chinese companies shone at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held here with a multitude of leading edge products: The world's first 5G personal computer (PC), electric SUV with stunning entertainment functions, 8K TV and wallpaper-thin OLED TV, smart home devices, fitness home studio and others.

To describe Chinese companies exhibiting at the CES 2020, "innovation" is a must keyword when viewing their exhibits -- large as an SUV and small as a U-shaped tooth brush, all with surprising innovative elements.

"Chinese companies are increasingly innovative," said Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the CES organiser on Saturday (Jan 11).

Top Chinese companies, including TCL, Lenovo, Huawei, Byton, DJI, Haier, Hisense, Konka and ZTE, returned to the CES this year, all with their innovative products.

Lenovo launched the world's first 5G PC at the event, bringing 5G connectivity to a premium computing experience beyond smartphone technology for the first time.

The new PC, named "Yoga 5G," is an ultra-portable two-in-one laptop and the first-ever PC powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform, delivering high-speed 5G network connectivity up to 10 times faster than 4G, according to Lenovo.

"We considered 'always online' as an important factor while we were developing the first 5G PC, which is a basic requirement for future smart PCs," Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing told Xinhua.

Lenovo also exhibited other 5G innovative products at the CES, including the world's first foldable PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, and its 5G foldable smart phone "Razr."

China's leading electric car manufacturer Byton displayed its first production model, the M-Byte.

The electric SUV features a digital cockpit that transforms the driving experience, including an eye-catching 48-inch (about 1.2 m) Shared Experience Display -- the world's largest in-car display for a production automobile, a driver tablet at the center of the steering wheel, a touch pad between the driver and the front passenger, independent rear-seat entertainment screens and multiple interaction modes.

"We are rooted in China because we believe China is the only place where we can do it," said Byton CEO Daniel Kirchert, adding that China's innovation and entrepreneurship environment is full of vitality, and the Chinese central government and local governments have provided great support for the development of new energy cars.

Skyworth, China's leading TV manufacturer, unveiled its first 8K TV and a wallpaper-thin OLED TV. With a resolution four times higher than 4K, the 8K TV allows viewers to see realistic images, while the wallpaper-thin OLED TV is designed on inspirations from the thin and light qualities of paper. Being only 4.6-mm thick at its slimmest point, the OLED screen is seamlessly attached to the wall.

Skyworth expects to become a brand that leads the consumer electronics market of the future, offering 8K TVs and flagship-level OLED TVs, together with other products, to meet the demands of the growing middle class, said Tony Wang, CEO and president of Skyworth TV.

TCL Communication announced a number of "linkhub" and "movetrack" products, extending the connectivity of all smart devices on the go, including pets. These connected devices serve to enhance TCL's integrated ecosystem consisting of televisions, audio products, smart home appliances and mobile devices.

The company's innovative visual display technology won the "8K QLED TV Gold Award 2019-2020" and "Innovative Visual Display Technology Award of the Year" issued by International Data Group (IDG), a leading data and marketing services company based in Massachusetts.

In addition, TCL has also won five brand awards for 2019-2020, including the global TV brand TOP 10, the leading consumer electronics brand TOP 10, and the leading global smartphone brand TOP 15.

The CES 2020 hosted some 4,500 companies, nearly a quarter of which are from China.

"China remains a top international market at CES, with many Chinese companies exhibiting at the show to build their brand and forge global partnerships," said the CTA. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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