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Spreadtrum Joins Hands with Myanmar's Leading Mobile Operator MPT to Launch WCDMA//HSPA (+) Flagship Smartphones

Sep 23, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar- Sept. 23, 2016-Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”), a leading fabless semiconductor company in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless communication standards, today announced that its WCDMA//HSPA (+) chipsets SC7731C and SC7731G have been adopted by Burmese leading mobile operator Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications(“MPT”) for its latest flagship smartphone models M40 and M50, which have been launched into the market.

As MPT was mapping out the strategy for their smartphones, for the flagships models, M40 andM50, they decided to go with Spreadtrumhighly integrated WCDMA//HSPA(+) chipset to best meet the needs of the user base in Myanmar. As a result, the premium-build M50 adopts Spreadtrum28nmWCDMA/HSPA(+) /GSM/GPRS/EDGE chipset SC7731G with an embedded quad-core1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor. It features a double-sided glass separated by metal frame design, a 5-inch HD on-cell 2.5D curved glass touchscreen, 1G RAM, 8GB storage, an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. It is pre-installed with the Android 5.1, supporting dual-card-two-standby.
 
Based on the Spreadtrum quad-core1.2GHzARM Cortex-A7WCDMA/HSPA(+) /GSM/GPRS/EDGEchipset SC7731C, the entry-level M40 supports dual-card-two-standby and features a 4 inch 800×480 pixels touch screen, 512 M RAM, 4GB storage, a 2 MP rear camera.

MPT is the first as well as the largest telecommunications services provider in Myanmar, with 8,000 employees and a vast nationwide data network. Having formed a strategic alliance with leading Japanese mobile operator KDDI and with Sumitomo Corporation in 2014, it plans to invest USD2 billion and bring in advanced operations and management experience to promote the development of 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks as well as a fixed-line network. Joining hands with Spreadtrum, MPT plans to provide Burmese users with better communication services by jointly testing and certificating the key functionalities of the soon to be launched 4G network.

"We feel honored to have been selected to be the provider of chipsets for the M40 and the M50, the latest smartphone models being launched by MPT."saidDr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications. “Since the reform and opening up of Myanmar's communications industry in 2014, more than 3 million mobile phones and devices with Spreadtrum 3G chip solution have been delivered into the Burmese market. Looking forward, Spreadtrum plans to continue working with MPTto design more feature-rich and affordable products and services, based on the needs of Burmese end users."

MPT Chief Commercial Officer Mr.Koichi Kawase commented, "Working with Spreadtrum to successfully launch MPT's flagship smartphones, M40 and M50, has proven to be an absolute pleasure for us. Our joint cooperation has enabled Burmese users to experience the MPT data network and get the most out of their intelligent mobile devices. MPT plans to engage in further strategic collaborations with core suppliers such as Spreadtrum, Mustel and Kingmao, as we continually seek to raise the bar on the performance of the mobile products that we anticipate delivering to the people of Myanmar, and better meet local needs."

About Spreadtrum Communications
Spreadtrum Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum's solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum's customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. Spreadtrum is a privately held company headquartered in Shanghai and an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.

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