Today’s highlights丨It is reported that Huawei P70 series, small folding screen and other mobile phones will be released in the first half of the year; China has launched graphite production

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Today’s highlights丨It is reported that Huawei P70 series, small folding screen and other mobile phones will be released in the first half of the year; China has launched graphite production

Posted Date: 2024-01-15

1.China launches graphite export controls and issues export licenses to Korean battery companies

In December last year, the Chinese government began to control the export of graphite, a key material for battery cathode materials, but there were reports that exports of graphite to major South Korean battery companies were allowed. However, we do not rule out the possibility of further strengthening export controls on important mineral resources, including Chinese graphite, in the future.

According to industry insiders on the 14th, the Chinese government approved the export of ductile graphite used to make cathode materials in late December last year and supplied it to the battery materials company POSCO Future M. POSCO Future M is the only secondary battery anode material manufacturer in South Korea, and the Sejong factory is mass-producing natural graphite-based anode materials. It is said that the Chinese government has also approved the export of finished graphite cathode materials to three Korean battery companies that produce finished batteries, including LG Energy Solutions, SK On and Samsung SDI.

2. Apple to shut down San Diego-based AIteam Dozens of employees may be affected

According to foreign media reports, Apple will close an AI-related team of 121 people in San Diego, USA, and many employees are at risk of being laid off. The team, called Data Operations Annotation, was told Wednesday that it would relocate to Austin and merge with the same team in Texas, people familiar with the matter said.

Later, an Apple spokesperson confirmed the relocation decision, saying that the company would gather the "data operation annotation" team in the United States to the Austin campus, where most of the team is already working. It is understood that the team, which also has offices in China, India, Ireland and Spain, is responsible for improving the voice service Siri by listening to inquiries made to it and determining whether Siri accurately hears and handles the questions.

3. Musk: Tesla Cybertruck It’s hard for electric pickup trucks to legally hit the roads in China

@Sunshaojun09 previously stated that Tesla plans to display the Cybertruck electric pickup truck in China. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that it will be difficult for the Cybertruck electric pickup truck to be legally put on the road in China, but currently we can bring some prototypes to everyone for display.

Four years after its debut, Tesla Cybertruck started its first deliveries on December 1, 2023 at the Austin Gigafactory in Texas, USA. According to reports, the Cybertruck rear-wheel drive version starts at US$60,990 (currently about 437,000 yuan), has a range of 402 kilometers, accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers in 6.7 seconds, and has a top speed of 180 kilometers per hour. This version will be launched in 2025.

4. Sources say Huawei P70 series, small folding screen and other mobile phones released in the first half of the year, Kirin 5G Full return

With the release of the Mate60 series, it marks the return of the Kirin 5G platform. The latest news shows that Huawei’s next flagship new products will continue to polish the Kirin 5G platform.

According to blogger @digitalchatstation, thanks to the outstanding performance of the nova12 series, Huawei returned to the top sales in the Chinese market in the first week. In the first half of this year, there will also be new phones such as the P70 series of imaging flagships and small-volume folding screens, and Kirin. The 5G platform continues to be polished and is basically back in full force. Blogger @ Smart Pikachu previously broke the news that Huawei’s P70 series mobile phones are equipped with customized micro-curved screens, but they do not have 2K resolution, and the eye protection and power consumption are “okay”. Among them, the Huawei P70 standard version model was tested with the Kirin 9000S processor, and the other models were not disclosed.

5. Mark Gurman:Apple Vision Pro will carry 10 Core GPU Version M2 chip instead of 8 Nuclear model

Apple issued a press release last week confirming that the Vision Pro headset will use its M2 chip and new R1 chip to process information from 12 cameras, 5 sensors and 6 microphones to "ensure content feels like it is in front of the user's eyes" Same".

Unfortunately, Apple has not announced the complete specifications of the Vision Pro. It only said that this product will be available for pre-order in the United States starting at 5 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, January 19th; it will be available in the United States on Friday, February 2nd. According to Mark Gurman, Apple's upcoming Vision Pro will use a higher-end M2 chip, which should be the case considering its high price of $3,499 (currently about 25,123 yuan).

6. News: BMW 540i The model is no longer available in the Chinese market, the new 5 Department 1 Available at the end of the month

According to reports, the new generation BMW 5 Series 540i model will not be available in the Chinese market and European market. It will continue to be available in the US market. The new BMW 5 Series will be launched at the end of January. It is reported that the new generation of BMW 5 Series 540i model is equipped with the updated BMW TwinPower Turbo 3.0T inline six-cylinder gasoline engine + 48-volt mild hybrid system, with a maximum power of 381 horsepower, a peak torque of 540 Nm, and an acceleration time of 0-100 km/h. is 4.7 seconds.

Public information shows that the old 540i Fashion Edition M Sports Package model has been discontinued in February 2023, and its official guide price in the Chinese market is 609,900 yuan. The car is equipped with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 340 horsepower and a peak torque of 450 Nm. The official acceleration from 0-100 km/h is 5.1 seconds. From a parameter perspective, the performance of the new generation 540i model has been partially improved.

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