June 18, 2013 at 05:53 AM EDT
TechFaith to Expand Shipments of 3rd Generation Ruggedized Android Smart Phones to the European Union and Russia

BEIJING, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Limited (NASDAQ:CNTF), today announced it will expand shipments of it ruggedized Android smart phones into the European Union and Russia in the second and third quarters of 2013.

TechFaith's 3rd generation ruggedized smart phone, "Giant", was designed on the robust Android Jelly Bean operating system and runs on WCDMA/GSM networks, with IP68 and MIL-S810G standards certifications. Its main features include 4.3 inch LCD screen, water resistance up to 1.5 meters, dust and shock protection, an 8.0 megapixel camera, dual-sim card support, with an extended life 3000mah battery.

Mr. Deyou Dong, President and COO of TechFaith said, "We are delivering a powerful ruggedized smart phone to the market. By leveraging the updated Android Jelly Bean operating system, we were able to make considerable enhancements to our prior model. Our new Giant offers consumers the intuitive, fast user experience they have come to expect – with the addition unique product features and value added services. This approach continues to differentiate TechFaith in the marketplace and provides us with a distinctive advantage."

About TechFaith

TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) has three primary businesses. The Company is a leading global mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market (previously called the ODP (Original Developed Product) business). The Company is a leading developer of specialized mobile phones for differentiated market segments, including the rapidly growing smartphone market targeting wireless mobile phone network operators and end users; the Company also serves sports enthusiasts with a tailored line under the Jungle brand and the teen market under licensed brands. Under the Company's 17FOX brand (previously "17VEE"), the Company has built a leading intellectual property based motion gaming business ranging from Bluetooth-enabled motion gaming controllers and software to a planned proprietary set-top motion game box. For more information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.

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SOURCE China TechFaith Wireless Communication Limited

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