The handset maker joins Huawei in setting up a subsidiary in Tampere, where Nokia is also located.
OnePlus 7 tends to get more attention on Wikipedia, and higher reviews from tech websites readers, a study s comparing Huawei P30, Xiaomi Mi 9and Oneplus 7 shows.
Xiaomi accounts for a quarter of the wearable devices market, but Huawei has seen the most growth in shipments.
iPhone sales are in the second month of double-digit decline in China.
Xiaomi will hold 25% of the new chipmaking subsidiary, with the balance to be held by company employees.
Chinese consumers rallied to support one of their country’s tech behemoths.
Demand in Europe is waning after the US put Huawei on a trade blacklist in May.
High market penetration rates and a slowing economy are weighing on growth.
The Xiaomi M9 will feature Qualcomm’s latest processor Snapdragon 855 and comes with three cameras in the back.
Huawei has shifted its focus to consumer businesses, and needs to catch up in building out a supportive ecosystem.