TechFaith to Launch 4G Explosion Protected & Flammable Gas Detection Smartphone

BEIJING – China’s TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited will launch a new 4G smartphone, codenamed the "U9". 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. The implementation of NFC will allow users to digitize their wallets and use popular tap-and-go services, including Google Wallet, and also allows for an easier transfer of photos, contacts and data by holding two phones together.

Mr. Deyou Dong, CEO of TechFaith, said "Features like wireless charging and NFC add high value to users, while increasing the potential life of the smartphone by removing an open port that could otherwise prove fatal to the device if exposed to liquids, and reducing cords and clutter."

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