Smart Devices Sales Volume Increased 44% Year-on-Year

TCL Communication CEO Dr. Guo Delivered Speech at CeBIT 2015 – China-Germany ICT Summit

TCL Communication’s Smart Home System Promoting Smart Home Ecosystem Development

HONG KONG, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited ("TCL Communication" or the "Company" which, together with its subsidiaries and its affiliates, is referred to as the "Group"; HKSE stock code: 02618) today announced the unaudited figures for shipments of handsets and other products in March and the first three months of 2015.

The Group’s total sales volume of handsets and other products increased by 22% year-on-year to 5,662,000 units in March 2015. Sales volume of handsets and other products in the overseas markets increased by 15% year-on-year to 4,859,000 units, while shipments in the China market totalled 803,000 units. Sales volume of smartphones and other smart devices increased by 44% year-on-year to 3,272,000 units, and accounted for 58% of the Group’s total shipments for the month. For the first three months of 2015, the cumulative sales volume of handsets and other products amounted to 15,830,000 units, representing an increase of 16% year-on-year.

On March 16 2015, TCL Communication showcased its new Internet application and service – "TCL Smart Home System" at the world’s largest international consumer electronics, communications and information technology fair CeBIT 2015. Unlike other manufacturers, "TCL Smart Home System" has a natural advantage. Leveraging on the established multi-industry portfolio of businesses within the TCL Group, TCL Communication will use its mobile smart device as an entry point into establishing a Smart Home System. Using the preloaded "Smart Butler" as the management platform and control centre, the fully 3D home network layout will combine TCL televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, air purifiers, routers, lamps, and other smart appliances in its extensive range to achieve real-time monitoring and remote control.

At the exhibition, China Deputy Prime Minister MA Kai and German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar GABRIEL, jointly visited the TCL booth located in the central pavilion of the exhibition. Dr. Guo Aiping, Senior Vice President of TCL Group and Chief Executive Officer of TCL Communication, demonstrated the TCL Smart Home system, as well as introduced developments in the organization’s core technologies and global operations to the VIP delegates.

TCL Communication is committed to creating an open-ended smart home ecosystem. All information processing and services are stored in a cloud service platform which is connected to smart home appliances. The Group is actively involved in the development of smart home appliance interconnectivity agreements and formulation of the industry standards, with an aim to achieve inter-operability across brands and promote smart home ecosystem development.

Sales Volume of Handsets and Other Products (Unaudited Data)

(Units ‘000)

Mar

2015

Mar

2014

YoY

Change

(%)

Jan – Mar

2015

Jan – Mar

2014

YoY

Change

(%)

Total

5,662

4,638

+22%

15,830

13,608

+16%

Including

smart devices

3,272

2,273

+44%

9,791

6,316

+55%

Sales volume data are also available on the Group’s website: http://tclcom.tcl.com.

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About TCL Communication

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited ("TCL Communication" or the "Company"; HKSE stock code: 02618) together with its subsidiaries and its affiliates (collectively the "Group") designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products worldwide under two key brands – ALCATEL ONETOUCH and TCL. The Group’s portfolio of products is currently sold in China and over 170 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. According to telecommunication research firm Gartner and company’s data, the Group ranked No. 4 and No. 7 among global phone manufacturers and global smartphone manufacturers respectively in the fourth quarter of 2014. The Group also achieved breakthrough in tablet sales and ranked No. 7 among global tablet manufacturers. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, TCL Communication operates its highly efficient manufacturing plant and R&D centres in various provinces of the PRC. It employs over 14,000 people in mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas.

TCL Communication is one of the few companies in Hong Kong or mainland China who owns or licenses 2G, 2.5G, 2.75G, 3G and 4G patented technologies. It is also able to independently develop products and solutions for the GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and LTE. For more information, please visit its website at http://tclcom.tcl.com.

Issued by Cornerstones Communications Ltd. on behalf of TCL Communication.