TechFaith to launch 4G explosion protected smartphone

China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) will launch a new 4G smartphone, codenamed the “U9”, the company said.

The new ruggedized smartphone is tailored specifically for usage in the global Oil and Gas Industries with the Ex ib II BT 4Gb ATEX standard.

The explosion protected, Android 5.1 based U9 features state-of-the-art wireless charging, a gas detecting sensor, a 5.5 inch AMOLED LCD, a 20 mega pixel rear camera, an Octa Core CPU processor, NFC, large battery capacity, barometer, altimeter and a host of outdoor applications. The gas detecting sensor is able to alert users if the level of flammable gas within their immediate operating area is at a dangerous level.

TechFaith is a developer, owner and operator of commercial real estate properties across China as well as a China-based mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market.