Unigroup Spreadtrum Collaborates with Emerging Brand Senwa on 4G Smartphones, Supporting the Mobile Connectivity in Latin America with VoLTE and ViLTE Technology

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New Delhi—December 19, 2017 Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”), a leading fabless semiconductor company with advanced technology in 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless communication standards, today announced that its LTE chipset platform, the SC9832, had been adopted by the up and coming Latin American mobile phone brand Senwa Mobile. Three high-performance smartphones powered by SC9832, the LS5, LS50 and LS55, have already marched into the channel of Mexican operator Telcel, and will be in the market in December 2017!

All three of the jointly released mobile phones are 4G version that support VoLTE and ViLTE services, precisely focusing on the urgent needs of increased smartphone consumption in Latin American markets. Senwa LS5, LS50 and LS55, are designed with Spreadtrum’s 28nm 1.3GHz Quad-code ARM Cortex-A7 5-mode SoC platform SC9832. Based on Android 7.0 operating system, all three models aims to provide consumers with a cost effective solution with optimizing user experience. The LS50 is featuring 5.0 inch FWVGA screen, 5MP AF main camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and battery capacity of 2000mAh. The LS5 is a slim model featuring 5.0 inch HD screen, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 13MP AF main camera and battery of 2000mAH. The LS55 is a premium model featuring a 5.5 inch HD screen, 8MP AF main camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and battery capacity of up to 2800mAh, meanwhile supporting the finger print technology.

“As a rapidly growing emerging brand, Senwa has seen great breakthrough and all-round development in the last few years which is largely thanks to our close partnership with Spreadtrum.” said Mr. Roberto Fregoso, Chief Technology Officer of Senwa Mobile, “At present, all Senwa’s product lines are powered by Spreadtrum chipsets, and moving forward, we will broaden our collaboration with Spreadtrum in more areas such as product planning and marketing.”

“Spreadtrum is honored to cooperate with Senwa in the Latin American market, and to continuously provide millions of local users with high-performance smartphones and diversified solutions,” said Mr. Adam Zeng, Executive Vice President of Tsinghua Unigroup and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications, “Emerging markets with rapid growth and vast potential has always been the core to our global expansion strategy. Spreadtrum aims to support our reputable local partner like Senwa with high-performance products and excellent service, to drive long-term success and jointly create the new pattern of mobile communications.”

About Senwa Mobile

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of mobile communications, Senwa is a well-known emerging mobile phone brand in Latin American markets. Senwa is headquartered in Mexico City with branch offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

About Spreadtrum Communications

As an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd, 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. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.