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 This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident," "outlook" and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and strategic and operational plans of TechFaith and management quotations contain forward-looking statements. TechFaith may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. 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.