The lull in disclosure on the part of Ecovacs and Roborock, which together grab a domestic market share of more than 50%, has called their financial well-being into question.
The launch of J4 has delivered a boost to Narwal in its competition with these market incumbents.
Narwal's introduction of S1 has been widely interpreted as a move that will raise the stakes in China's already intense "war" of household gadgets.
Darob is one of dozens of startups that have made its foray into vacuum cleaning robotics, a segment already teeming with entrenched players like Ecovacs (科沃斯, 603486.SH) and Roborock (石头科技, 688169.SH) as well as up-and-comers like Narwal (云鲸).
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