The COVID-19 pandemic caused a rapid acceleration of China’s digitalisation and has increased the demand for smart technologies across Chinese society.
IDC (International Data Corporation) has published a report summarizing the top ten predictions for China’s smart appliances market in 2021. We picked out some key takeaways below:
- More than 15% of Chinese consumers will consider buying cloud-based smart devices and over 30% of companies will user cloud-based smart device services.
- In 2021, 8% of smart device products will be related to education, more than 20% will be focussed on the smart home, and 30% will be used for healthcare.
- More than 80% of smart devices will be able to support 5G, Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi, and 40% will have the capabilities to use AI technology.
- Due to the expansion of online education as a result of COVID-19, more than 80% of classrooms will be smart classrooms in 2021. More than 10% of children under 14 will have at least one smart device for studying purposes.
Read more in our summary of the trends which dominated 2020.