Recently, Xiaomi Xiao AI Speaker’s official Weibo channel made an announcement. According to the data of Aowei Cloud Network (AVC), in March 2019, the monthly sales volume of Xiao AI speakers was the first in the Chinese market. Furthermore, the data from the Xiaomi data statistics platform shows that as of June 3, 2019, the cumulative number of voice interactions of the Xiao AI speaker series exceeded 10 billion times.
Data from the Aowei Cloud Network (AVC)
As the data from AVC shows, the sales volume of China’s smart speaker market in the first quarter was 7.19 million units. It had an increase of 936% year-on-year. Additionally, in April 2019, the sales volume of China’s smart speaker market reached 2.28 million units.
Xiaomi, Tmall Elf, and Baidu ranked in the top three, occupying nearly 90% of the market. The total data of AVC shows that the sales of Xiaomi in April exceeded 40% of the market share. This is an increase of 7.3% compared to the previous month.
Tang Mu, General Manager of Xiaomi Intelligent Hardware Department, has repeatedly said: ‘The core point behind the competition of smart speakers is the ecosystem. The Xiaomi AI speakers do not rely on simple subsidies to fight low price wars, but focus on products experience.’
The first Xiao AI speaker came out in July 2017. After that, Xiaomi has released several series of smart speakers. This includes the Xiaomi Xiao AI Speaker HD, Xiaomi Xiao AI Bluetooth Speaker Portable Edition, and Xiao AI Touch Screen Speaker.
As for the moment, we know Xiaomi will hold the Xiaomi Mijia Smart Life Conference on June 11. According to the current information, the latest member of the AI speaker family will be released at the conference. It will be known as the Xiao AI Speaker Universal Remote Edition. The latter sports a built-in 4+1 infrared emission array. The Xiao AI Speaker Universal Remote Edition can remotely control traditional home appliances. Simultaneously, it also supports Bluetooth gateway, which can help the sensors and home appliances in the home to be linked.