TechFaith to Launch 4G Explosion Protected & Flammable Gas Detection Smartphone

Feb 01, 2016, 06:00 ET from China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited

BEIJING, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced it will launch a new 4G smartphone, codenamed the "U9".  The new ruggedized smartphone is tailored specifically for usage in the global Oil and Gas Industries with the Ex ib II BT 4Gb ATEX standard.

The explosion protected, Android 5.1 based U9 features state-of-the-art wireless charging, a gas detecting sensor, a 5.5 inch AMOLED LCD, a 20 mega pixel rear camera, an Octa Core CPU processor, NFC, large battery capacity, barometer, altimeter and a host of outdoor applications. The gas detecting sensor is able to alert users if the level of flammable gas within their immediate operating area is at a dangerous level. The implementation of NFC will allow users to digitize their wallets and use popular tap-and-go services, including Google Wallet, and also allows for an easier transfer of photos, contacts and data by holding two phones together.

Mr. Deyou Dong, CEO of TechFaith, said "We designed our latest sleek and powerful U9 with the end users' needs in mind from start to finish. While the U9 was specifically tailored for users in the global Oil and Gas industries, we could envision usage in other industries with modifications.  Features like wireless charging and NFC add high value to users, while increasing the potential life of the smartphone by removing an open port that could otherwise prove fatal to the device if exposed to liquids, and reducing cords and clutter." 

About TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF)

TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) is a developer, owner and operator of commercial real estate properties across China as well as a China-based mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market. TechFaith continues to maintain a team of professional engineers focused on the development of ruggedized smart devices for both its consumer and enterprise segments, although it started investing in the construction of buildings and facilities in 2009 as part of its growth and business diversification strategy, gradually shifting away from its traditional focus on the mobile solutions and handset markets. The Company currently focuses on developing office space that can serve as anchor bases in areas with developing economies, as it meets the needs of both established businesses and innovative start-up companies in China.  For more information, please visit

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