Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has decided to build cars, amid a period of stagnant growth across the global smartphone industry, according to Chinese media outlet LatePost.
Xiaomi has been granted a patent for a "smart mask" by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
It looks like 2019 will be the year of foldable phones. Many smartphone manufacturers have released their brand new products with foldable screen technology, the most noteworthy being are Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.
On the evening of Mar. 14, Xiaomi canceled the official sales of Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Mi 9 Transparent Edition. In the first two rounds of pre-sales, Mi 9 was sold out in less than one minute.
It's the weekend before the official kick off of MWC 2019, and Chinese companies are already competing vigorously against one another in becoming the first to dish out a 5G device. It's really no surprise since 5G is widely regarded as a turning point in the mobile phone industry.