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TCL Communication Announces Shipment Figures of Handsets and Other Products for August

(September 07, 2016)


EQS-News / 07/09/2016 / 20:39 UTC+8

For Immediate Release

TCL Communication Announces Shipment Figures of
Handsets and Other Products for August
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A Series of New Smart Devices Debuted and Shined at IFA Berlin

(Hong Kong, 7 September 2016) - 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: 2618) today announced the unaudited figures for shipments of handsets and other products in August and the first eight months of 2016.



The Group's total sales volume of handsets and other products totalled 5,666,000 units in August 2016. Sales volume of handsets and other products in overseas markets totalled 5,379,000 units, while shipments in China market totalled 287,000 units. Sales volume of smart devices totalled 3,312,000 units, and accounted for 58% of the Group's total shipment for the month. For the first eight months of 2016, the cumulative sales volume of handsets and other products totalled 44,238,000 units, while the cumulative sales volume of smart devices totalled 23,682,000 units.

One of the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics, IFA Berlin kicked off on 2 September, 2016. A series of new smart devices were launched under the Group's Alcatel brand, including smartphones, tablets, wearables and Virtual Reality (VR) products, drawing extensive attention from the market and consumers. During the show, the Group launched its first mobile VR device VISION and 360 camera Alcatel 360, making Alcatel the first global smartphone brand to bring all-in-one VR experience to home entertainment users. VISON is an all-in-one wireless mobile device with 17ms latency, the lowest available in the industry, and 120 field of vision. VISON is not tethered to smartphone or computer, and is comfortable to wear, allowing users to move naturally while exploring VR environments. Furthermore, Alcatel 360 can simply be plugged into the micro USB port of smart devices to enjoy just plug & play to create & share functions, providing more convenience to users for sharing on the social platforms. The Group is also excited to partner with 360fly, ALLie Camera, Arashi Vision and Primesom, further embracing the 360 camera industry. In addition, SHINE LITE comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display and premium design, meeting the needs of the millennial generation who looks for smart devices at a competitive price; the brand new lightweight XL smartphone and tablet series POP 4 supports ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity and is available in three different sizes, providing customers with more choices.

On the other hand, the MOVE series, a series of connected wearables was also being introduced at the show. The new series comprises of MOVEBAND, MOVETIME WIFI Watch, MOVETRACK and MOVE Track&Talk, which targets the needs of users at different ages and demonstrates the brand's commitment in the development of wearables devices business. Meanwhile, the Group launched a new tablet member of the Xess series, Xess mini, under the TCL brand. Adhering to the features of Xess, the new tablet is equipped with a full HD touch screen, octacore processor and built-in stand. It also supports multi-window function, gesture and voice control, offering an enhanced experience for professional, home and recreational use.

In August, the TCL 750 Car Concert, co-organised by the Group and AA Car Rental, was held in Beijing. During the event, the Group joined hands with AA Car Rental to showcase Tesla and Audi-branded TCL 750 cars which made their debut in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The cars were equipped with TCL 750 smartphone demo stations at which literary songs co-produced by the Group and NetEase Cloud Music were preloaded. This cross-industry partnership has deepened the Group's brand philosophy "Tout Comme La Vie" and provided consumers with better product and service experience.
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Left: A new series of Alcatel smart devices were launched at the IFA Berlin 2016.
Right: The Group and AA Car Rental joined hands to organise the TCL 750 Car Concert.

Sales Volume of Handsets and Other Products (Unaudited Data)>

(Units '000) August
2016
August
2015
YoY
Change
(%)
Jan - Aug 2016 Jan - Aug 2015 YoY
Change
(%)
Total 5,666 6,630 -15% 44,238 50,282 -12%
Including
smart devices
3,312 3,924 -16% 23,682 29,161 -19%

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: 2618) 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 and TCL. The Group's portfolio of products is currently sold in China and over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. According to telecommunication research firm Gartner and company's data, the Group ranked No. 6 and No. 10 among global phone manufacturers and global smartphone manufacturers respectively in the first quarter of 2016. The Group also 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 and cities of the PRC. It employs around 13,500 people in China, Hong Kong and overseas.

TCL Communication is one of the few companies in Hong Kong or 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. For further information, please contact:

Cornerstones Communications Limited
Prudence Lai / Sam Choi / Wendy Lau / Edward Siu
Tel: (852) 2903 9291 / 2903 9289 / 2903 9286 / 2903 9299
Email: tcl.comm@cornerstonescom.com





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