Manufacturing

Huawei Mate 10 to challenge Apple

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is banking on its artificial-intelligence-enabled smartphone Mate 10 to counter US tech giant Apple's dominance in the top-end smartphone segment, analysts said on Tuesday.

Jia Mo, an analyst at global consultancy Canalys, said the Kirin 970 AI chipset is the biggest advantage of Mate 10, which was unveiled by Huawei in Germany on Monday.

FAW Jiefang Automotive Co Ltd, a truck subsidiary of China's leading automaker FAW Group, has sold a record 236,300 Jiefang trucks in the first three quarters of 2017, the company said Tuesday.

Of all the trucks that entered the market this year, 215,600 were medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, it added.

The company's performance started to rebound in recent years after its sales hit a low point due to problems found in services and some products.

In 2016, it sold 202,000 trucks, of which 185,000 were medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, holding the biggest market share in China at 19.25 percent.

Founded in 1953 and headquartered in China's Northeast Jilin province, the State-owned FAW Group is known as the cradle of China's auto industry.

Xiaomi unveils MIX 2 prior to iPhone 8

Chinese tech company Xiaomi launched an updated version of its "concept smartphone" Mi Mix, the Mi Mix 2, on Monday, one day earlier than the planned release date of iPhone 8.

The Mi Mix 2, with a screen aspect ratio of 18:9 like its predecessor, runs on a Snapdragon 835 processor and has a 5.99-inch screen, whose display looks almost as large as the 5.55-inch iPhone 7 plus screen.