TCL Communication Announces Shipment Figures of
Handsets and Other Products for October
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IDOL 4 and SHINE LITE Proudly Made Their Debut in Japan to
Further Enhance Brand Awareness
(Hong Kong, 7 November 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”) today announced the unaudited figures for shipments of handsets and other products in October and the first ten months of 2016.
The Group’s total sales volume of handsets and other products totalled 5,806,000 units in October 2016. Sales volume of handsets and other products in overseas markets totalled 5,512,000 units, while shipments in China market totalled 294,000 units. Sales volume of smart devices totalled 3,913,000 units, and accounted for 67 % of the Group’s total shipment for the month. For the first ten months of 2016, the cumulative sales volume of handsets and other products totalled 56,416,000 units, while the cumulative sales volume of smart devices totalled 31,636,000 units.
According to the research firm IDC and Company data, the Group has maintained third place in sales volume of handsets in Australia since the 4th Quarter of 2015. In September, the Group’s Alcatel brand announced that it has became the official smartphone partner of Liverpool FC, a football club in the Premier League, in Australia and New Zealand. Both parties will cooperate in various aspects including marketing initiatives and e-commerce platform activities in the regions. This partnership will further strengthen the Group’s position in Australia and New Zealand, raise its brand awareness and stimulate local businesses.
In addition, IDOL 4, the flagship product under Alcatel brand, was launched in various countries in Latin America and made its debut in Japan in October. The new product presentation was held in Tokyo, Japan where the new flagship VR product IDOL 4 and smartphone SHINE LITE were launched. The event not only attracted vast media reporters, but also drew extensive attention from various Japan TV stations.
In the same month, TCL Communication held a TCL 950 and TCL 580 media briefing event in Beijing where the businesses’ flagship smartphones were showcased once again since TCL Corporation’s Autumn New Product Presentation. Nearly a hundred of media attended the presentation and experienced another significant achievement under the Group’s new brand philosophy “Tout Comme La Vie”. At the same time, the Group took the opportunity to reiterate its user-centred operating philosophy and its commitment to making full efforts to bring more user-friendly products for consumers.
About TCL Communication
TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (“TCL Communication” or the “Company”) 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 second quarter of 2016. The Group also ranked No. 6 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 13,000 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.
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