Tech investments in China are focused on 3 trends, says Antler

first_imgSuch wireless ecosystems would contribute to the overall effort to combat climate change, which is an area that investors are increasingly paying attention to, he said.Eric Lin, head of research at UBS Securities in China, said Chinese investors are looking more at ESG research. ESG stands for environmental, social and governance factors that investors consider when deciding which assets to put their money in.For example, investors may consider whether their investments are generating returns from driving positive changes in the world, or simply supporting something that’s not doing harm.Typically, such investments “tend to generate higher risk-adjusted returns,” which is good news for investors, said Lim, who spoke on the same panel. He added that “hot sectors” that attract investors in China include renewable energy and electric vehicles. – Advertisement – The next trend Wang shared is greater use of smart devices, which account for only 5% of household appliances in China, compared with around 20% to 30% in the U.S.“In the future, I believe, we will have this (percentage) go up to at least 30% to 40%, even to 50%” in China, he said. (L-R) Hongye Wang, partner of Antler; Eric Lin, head of research at UBS Securities in China; and Evelyn Cheng of CNBC on the first day of CNBC’s East Tech West conference in Nansha, Guangzhou on Nov. 17, 2020.Dave Zhong | Getty Images for CNBC Wang added that more of those devices — such as televisions and fridges — are likely to be wireless, which is the third and final trend that he sees. Going wireless means devices would need better batteries and power-control systems, he noted.- Advertisement – China, already home to technology giants such as Alibaba and Tencent, has more to offer to investors as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated tech adoption globally, a partner at an early-stage venture capital firm said on Tuesday.  Tech investments in the Asian economic giant are headed into three broad areas, Hongye Wang, a partner at Antler, said at CNBC’s annual East Tech West conference in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, China.First, he said that while e-commerce has a large presence in China, the pandemic has moved more activities online, such as education and medical services. That can grow even more in the future, he said during a panel discussion moderated by CNBC’s Evelyn Cheng.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Motorola One with display notch, 3,000mAh battery gets certified, launch imminent

first_imgMotorola must be really close to launching the much-rumoured Motorola One and One Power. Both the phones are expected to be Motorola’s Android One devices running stock Android. They have been leaked in renders and live images a number of times and we’re fairly sure what they are going to look like. The Motorola One recently got benchmarked and has now been certified by TENAA, suggesting its launch is imminent.Apart from the specs, the TENAA listing also reveals renders of the Motorola One, which keep in line with past images. Both the devices are expected to sport a notch much like the recently launched Motorola P30. In fact, some reports say the Motorola One phones are global versions of the P30. These phone carry a design language that’s quite similar to the iPhone X. Motorola has been facing some flak from fans who feel the P30 looks like a cross between the iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro.As per TENAA, the Motorola One, with model number XT1941-2, will come with a 5.88-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. This is smaller compared to the One Power which is tipped to sport a 6.2-inch FHD+ display. Powering the Motorola One is a Snapdragon 625, which GeekBench also confirmed this week. TENAA lists three RAM and storage options – 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB.It seems the Motorola Oe may come with four camera – two on the front and two on the back. But the listing only mentions a 13-megapixel rear sensor and 8-megapixel front-facing sensor. The device will also house a smaller 3,000mAh battery compare to the 3,780mAH battery that’s being rumoured for the One Power. Additionally, the Motorola One will measure 149.9×72.2×7.9mm and weigh 162 grams.advertisementAs mentioned, both the Motorola One and One Power are expected to be part of Google’s Android One program which means these devices will ship with pure, stock Android with a guarantee of time security updates. What isn’t confirmed yet is whether the device will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo or the latest Android 9 Pie.ALSO READ: Motorola One with Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM spotted on GeekBenchlast_img read more