ZTE Launches New Smartphones and Data Cards for India Market

  ZTE Launches New Smartphones and Data Cards for India Market

New ZTE smartphones including Grand X to consumers across India differentiated
 experience and customized local features; ZTE to work with local partners to
                           build pan-India presence

Business Wire

MUMBAI, India -- July 19, 2013

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code:
000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment,
network solutions and mobile devices, today launched a new range of
smartphones and data cards in India to provide consumers in the country with a
choice of high-performance devices to enhance their mobile experience.

ZTE is offering six new smartphones, including the Quad-Core ZTE Grand X,
featuring a brilliant 5-inch high-definition screen, in India, partnering with
Calyx Telecommunications to make the devices widely available to consumers
across the country. In addition, ZTE is introducing four new data cards
together with partner Digilife to meet the needs of India consumers for
high-speed data access.

ZTE, one of the world's Top 5 mobile handset and smartphone manufacturers,
provides consumers around the world a wide choice of innovative and
feature-rich devices, ranging from entry level to high-end smartphones,
delighting users with thoughtful and intuitive design features that improve
their mobile experience.

“Each ZTE smartphone was introduced with the unique needs of Indian consumers
in mind,” said Mr. Xu Dejun, CEO of ZTE India. “ZTE is the leading global OEM
supplier and has emerged as the trusted partner of choice for the Indian
operators. Today ZTE enjoys a customer base of over 32 million Indian handset
users and this widespread acceptance is a testimony to our differentiated and
rich product portfolio, which is backed by a strong service and support
network. India is a key growth market for us and with the foray in the open
smartphone market we are sure to offer an enhanced mobility experience to our
Indian customers, further strengthening the brand of ZTE.”

The six new ZTE smartphones are priced between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 15,000, and
ZTE will continue to introduce new products to expand its portfolio in the
months to come, Mr. Xu said. “By year-end, ZTE aims to have our pan-India
presence with the smartphones and data cards,” Mr. Xu said. “We are optimistic
on our marketing and channel spends and looking at strengthening the brand
from all fronts. Our distribution and sales structure is backed by a strong
network of 214 service centers across the country. We are replicating the same
pedigree of our global innovation leadership in the Indian market and aim to
emerge as the third-largest smartphone vendor in the country within three
years. We see the strong existing customer base as a key growth propeller
helping us build synergy and drive success in the India smartphone market.”

Dr. Gaurav Somani, Executive Director, Calyx Telecommunications said, “We are
an established player in the real estate, media & entertainment, solar power &
hospitality sector. As we diversify our portfolio to distribution channel, we
are delighted to partner and support ZTE with their PAN India expansion. We
are cross pollinating ZTE’s product excellence with our strong distribution
reach. Realizing that the service and after sales support is a key to
sustaining and strengthening the brand and as a key differentiator, we have
introduced 'At your doorstep' service model in select cities. With this unique
model we will offer the ZTE customers the flexibility of getting the handset
service issues resolved at the convenience of their homes. We are sure that
this cooperation will result in perfect synergy between two companies who
share the same vision, mission and goal of empowering the Indian handset
market.”

ZTE India Handsets Vice President, Mr. Yuan Kang, said that the company enjoys
the leadership in the Indian datacard market, and today’s launch of the Swift
series of 3G datacards is a step to broaden our datacard portfolio for the
Indian customers.

Digilife Distribution and Marketing Services, and Senior VP HCL Infosystems
Ltd., said “We are delighted to partner with ZTE to distribute their datacards
across the Indian market through our extensive and robust distribution
channel. This partnership will also strengthen our portfolio for providing the
widest array of offerings in the Telecom, IT and organized trade and consumer
electronic channels. We foresee a huge success through this association which
will undoubtedly strengthen ZTE’s presence in this segment and we look forward
to a healthy and long lasting association with ZTE.”

ZTE mobile handsets at a glance

ZTE is the No. 4 mobile handset manufacturer in the world according to global
industry analyst IDC. ZTE produces a complete range of mobile devices
including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and hotspots, and
family desktop integration terminals.

  *ZTE has partnered with over 230 major carriers and distributors in more
    than 160 countries and regions around the world, and has strategic
    partnerships with 47 of the global top 50 carriers.
  *In 2011, ZTE applied for more international patents than any other company
    in the world.
  *ZTE is the first mobile handset vendor in India to receive GMA (Google
    Mobile App) certification.
  *ZTE has aggressively focused on the smartphone market in recent years and
    the ZTE Grand series, including the Grand S which debuted at CES 2013 and
    the Grand Memo which debuted at MWC 2013, highlights ZTE’s transformation
    into a high-end flagship smartphone producer and opens a new era for ZTE
    as a major global handset brand.
  *ZTE has many industry first accolades to its name including ZTE Open, the
    world’s first smartphone to run on Mozilla’s Firefox OS open mobile
    ecosystem.

All the six smartphone models launched here on Friday – ZTE Grand X priced at
14,999, ZTE Blade G2 priced at Rs. 11,599, ZTE Blade C (Dual SIM – 3G) priced
at Rs. 7,599, ZTE Blade L priced at Rs. 12599, ZTE Kis Flex (Dual SIM) priced
at Rs. 5,799 and ZTE Blade E priced at Rs. 11,999, run on Google’s Android
operating system. The smartphones come with 512MB internal storage, and
varying screen size, processor speeds, camera and other features to meet the
unique needs of a broad customer base.

ZTE Grand X

The ZTE Grand X features a brilliant 5 inch HD display with other excellent
features. The smartphone comes with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor, 1 GB RAM
and 4 GB of internal memory. Along with this the device can be upgraded to 32
GB of memory with the use of memory cards. The 5 inch display of Grand X has a
resolution of 5 + 0.3 Mega pixels dual Camera.

The company announced that it will soon introduce the premium range of
smartphones in India for its elite customer segment. Many of the upcoming
launches will be inspired by company’s rich global smartphone portfolio which
ranges from affordable through high-end smartphones.

The Swift series of 3G datacards launched on Friday come in four variants
comprising of Swift (7.2Mbps with Voice Call) priced at Rs. 1799, Swift Plus
(14.4Mbps) priced at Rs. 1999, Swift WPlus (14.4Mbps with Wifi) priced at Rs.
2250 and Swift Speed (21.6Mbps with Voice Call) priced at Rs. 2499.

About ZTE

ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and
network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually
every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS,
terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative,
custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 160
countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while
growing revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and
development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted
to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to
corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The
company is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on
both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK /
A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, Please visit
www.zte.com.cn , www.ztedevice.in

About Calyx Group

Based in Pune, (Maharashtra State in India) Calyx Group has become a name to
reckon with in real estate within a very short span of time. It has real
estate projects happening in all major parts of the city. The company has
started a separate entertainment division and would be producing good quality
Marathi and Hindi films. First venture from this division, a Marathi film with
a unique subject shall go on floor from next month. The Group has entered in
telecom segment through a strategic partnership with ZTE, one of the leading
manufacturers of mobile devices in the world. The Group is also planning to
enter hospitality and power sector in near future.

About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems Ltd. with revenue (LTM) of US$ 1.8 billion (Rs. 9,882 crores)
is India’s Premier Technology Company and offers a wide spectrum of IT
Services and Products ranging from Cloud to Learning Solutions. As a complete
IT solutions provider the company offers comprehensive offerings in Enterprise
Application Services, IT Infrastructure Managed Services, System Integration,
Office Automation Products and Services, Distribution and Support Services.
The company operates in both the Consumer and the Enterprise space – offering
the latest mobility products and operating in verticals like BFSI, Telecom,
and Healthcare respectively.

HCL Care, the support and service division of the company has one of the
largest and most extensive service networks across the country and provides
end to end support services for various IT, Telecom and Consumer Electronics
products.HCL Infosystems has one of the largest distribution network of
digital lifestyle global brands and an unparalleled robust service network in
the country including Tier 2 and 3 cities. Digilife Distribution and Marketing
Services (DDMS), a 100% subsidiary of HCL Infosystems focuses on multi brand
distribution and offers value added distribution for its partners including
strategic consulting services, last mile connect and support in marketing and
promotions. HCL Learning a division of the company covers the entire spectrum
of education and training requirements across schools, colleges, individuals
and enterprises and offers rich learning solutions across these segments. HCL
Infosystems MEA (Middle East and Africa), a fully owned subsidiary of HCL
Infosystems is part of the emerging markets outreach of the company and
focuses on expanding the business in the Middle East and African geographies
and provides comprehensive IT solutions to customers across verticals in the
region. The company also has robust operations in Singapore with its
subsidiary HCL Insys Pte. Ltd. gaining traction in the region with its
Enterprise solutions including a strong offering in Infrastructure Managed
Services.

For more information please visit us atwww.hclinfosystems.in

About HCL

HCL is a $6.3 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising
two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded
in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of
modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range
of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO,
IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution
of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide
range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 90,000
professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries
including over 720 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with
several leading global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms.

For more information, please visitwww.hcl.com

Contact:

ZTE India
Himanshu Gupta, +91 9818588668
himanshu.gupta@zte.com.cn
or
The Practice ( PR Agency )
Sashi B Ghising, + 91 9350211270
sashi@the-practice.net
or
Calyx Group
Prasad Apte, +91 9921433378/ +918888841688
Head, Marketing Communications
prasad@calyxcorp.co.in
 
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