TechFaith Launches 5th Generation Ruggedized Smart Phone; January Shipments Scheduled for Europe and the Middle East

 TechFaith Launches 5th Generation Ruggedized Smart Phone; January Shipments
                   Scheduled for Europe and the Middle East

PR Newswire

BEIJING, Jan. 7, 2014

BEIJING, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication
Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today
announced the launch of its 5^th generation ruggedized Android smart phone,
"Thunder", with late January shipments scheduled for Europe and the Middle
East for both the retail and enterprise segments.

"Thunder" is TechFaith's 5^th generation ruggedized smart phone model and is
certified with IP68 and MIL-S810G standards. Thunder features a vivid 4.5 inch
LCD screen with 2^nd generation gorilla glass.Thunder was designed with a
powerful quad core CPU, able to operate in extreme temperatures, comes
pre-loaded with value-added outdoor applications and supports dual SIM dual
standby.

Mr. Deyou Dong, President and Chief Operating Officer of TechFaith, said, "We
are very proud to launch our 5^th generation ruggedized smart phone. Thunder
represents the best innovations from our prior models along with some exiting
new features. Importantly, we designed Thunder with all the rugged toughness
users loved in our earlier Titan and Giant models, but it has an enhanced,
slimmer, sleeker form factor.We are optimistic about the market opportunity
for Thunder given its tailored feature set and targeted design.We continue to
view these value added, niche domestic and international handset segments as
sustainable."

For more information on Thunder please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.

About TechFaith

TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) has three primary businesses. The Company 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 specialized mobile phones for differentiated
market segments, including the rapidly growing smartphone market targeting
wireless mobile phone network operators and end users; the Company also serves
sports enthusiasts with a tailored line under the Jungle brand and the teen
market under licensed brands. Under the Company's 17FOX brand (previously
"17VEE"), the Company has built a leading intellectual property based motion
gaming business ranging from Bluetooth-enabled motion gaming controllers and
software to a planned proprietary set-top motion game box. For more
information, please visit www.techfaithwireless.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

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Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be
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Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about
TechFaith's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number
of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from
those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those risks outlined in
TechFaith's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
including its annual report on Form 20-F. TechFaith does not undertake any
obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under
applicable law.

SOURCE China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited

Website: http://www.techfaithwireless.com
Contact: In China: Jay Ji, China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology
Limited, +86-10-5822-8390, ir@techfaith.cn; In the U.S.: David Pasquale,
Global IR Partners, +1 914-337-8801, cntf@globalirpartners.com