BEIJING, February 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced it will launch its first ruggedized 4G-based, Android smartphone, the "A7", targeting mass market in the first quarter of 2015.

TechFaith’s ruggedized A7 brings the power of the latest 4G technology to a hard to damage, ruggedized A7 smartphone. By leveraging TechFaith’s history of design expertise, the Company was able to significantly reduce both the weight and thickness of its base model ruggedized offering, while maintaining the quality and durability its phones are known for. The A7 is certified with IP68 and MIL-S810G standards. It features a 5.5 inch high resolution LCD protected by 3rd generation Gorilla Glass, and boasts the photographic power and flexibility of a 16.0MP rear camera and 13.0MP front camera. The A7 operates on a powerful Octa Core CPU and comes with many useful pre-installed outdoor applications, such as compass, barometer, altimeter, pedometer, magnifying glass, SOS function and more.

Mr. Deyou Dong, President and COO of TechFaith, said, "This is another exciting product launch for us. We are merging the latest in powerful 4G technology with the hard to damage, ruggedized design we have pioneered. Our latest model builds upon our strong history of design innovations, where we are able to leverage proprietary concepts from one model to another. We think there is an already established market for our A7 ruggedized smartphone in both the Domestic China and overseas markets. Consumers want an all-in-one smartphone that can also serve as a phone but more importantly as an entertainment console and computer but one that won’t break if it is dropped on the ground. We see very good potential in that segment of the market and are confident we can be successful, as we leverage the combination of our strong brand and unique ruggedized features."

About TechFaith

TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) 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 ruggedized mobile phones and other devices for differentiated market segments, including the rapidly growing Smartphone market targeting wireless mobile phone network operators, end users and sports enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.

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