The ‘smart plant’ will be able to produce 60 smartphones per minute.
The handset maker joins Huawei in setting up a subsidiary in Tampere, where Nokia is also located.
Xiaomi has ceded significant share of China’s smartphone market since May, when Lei took over as president.
Overseas sales topped 40% of revenue for the company in the second quarter.
The Xiaomi 9 Pro is China’s lowest-priced 5G handset.
Intellectual property disputes are proving to be a major hurdle in Xiaomi’s global expansion plan.
Xiaomi has sharpened its focus on its smart home ecosystem.
A slowing global smartphone market has dented its growth prospects.
The MIIT crackdown is part of a larger effort to clean up mobile app data collection practices.
The move could potentially increase the delivery rate of quake alerts by up to 200%.