TechFaith's GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 Line-up to Feature Wearable Smartwatch, Ruggedized 4G/LTE Android Smartphones and No

BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith") today announced that at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress the Company will showcase an expanded line-up of new ruggedized phones and wearables, and new 4G/LTE smartphones, along with several of its existing popular handset modes. The annual GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain will be held this year from March 2nd to March 5th, 2015.

TechFaith's booth will be number 7M59 located in Hall 7. Investors and analysts interested in meeting with management should email TechFaith's Investor Relations at chenqingwen@techfaith.cn or CNTF@globalirpartners.com.

TechFaith will feature a full line-up of mobile products at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress. One product that will be showcased is the Company's A7 ruggedized smartphone, which features IP68 and MIL-S810G standards, a rich 5.5 inch LCD screen with 1440x2560 resolution, a powerful Octa Core processor, extended battery capacity, dual front and rear cameras (16 million mega pixel front and 13 million mega pixel rear camera) and a host of value added outdoor applications and functions.

TechFaith will also showcase its A-Watch, a wearable, ruggedized, waterproof smartwatch. Based on the Android Jelly Bean operating system, the ruggedized A-Watch is equipped with a 1.6 inch always glanceable, vibrant LCD screen. TechFaith's smart A-Watch is IP68 and MIL-S810G certified. In addition to being ruggedized and waterproof, the smart A-Watch features a Personalized Fitness Manager, Heart Rate Sensor, e-Compass, Smart Notification through Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity, and many additional features and functionality.

Mr. Deyou Dong, COO and President of TechFaith, said, "We always look forward to the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress. This remains an excellent platform for us to reach our global customer base and to engage in productive discussions with potential customers, partners, investors and analysts. Because GSMA is one of the industry's largest trade shows, and because of the show's focus on mobile, attendance is typically quite high, with everyone seeking to take a pulse of the latest technology innovations in mobile communications. For TechFaith, we are excited to have one of our strongest product line-ups ever. Our team has worked hard to ready our 4G/LTE models. We think there is considerable potential for us to build 4G/LTE volumes given our proven track-record, and large development and manufacturing scale. This would represent incremental volume for us. We also continue to see active interest in our 3G models, given the global 3G footprint and carrier support. Finally, we are looking forward to showcasing our new, wearable ruggedized smartwatch and our ruggedized camera. The wearable segment is a new one for us and is one we are well positioned to serve as we expand our niche model strategy."

About GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World CongressMobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileworldcongress.com.

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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