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Friday, October 23, 2015

TCL says Alcatel Onetouch sales rose by 20%





TCL Communication has revealed that its mobile brand Alcatel OneTouch sales volume rose by 20 per cent, year on year, reports ITRealms.



The company made this revelation in an unaudited results for the third quarter of 2015, saying that in the period ending September 30, 2015, an increase in sales of smart devices met the group’s overall revenue grew of 1 per cent over the same nine-month period in 2014 to reach HK$20.3 billion, with net profit up by 4 per cent year on year to reach HK$772 million.



According to the Chief Executive Officer, TCL Communication, Dr. Guo Aiping, despite a sluggish world economy and other factors, the Group’s gross profit margin rose slightly to a healthy 20.2 per cent.



He said that during the period under review, the total sales volume of handsets and other products grew 14 per cent year-on-year to 55.4 million units, with 50.5 million units sold overseas and 4.9 million units sold in China.

“Sales volume of smart devices increased by 20 per cent year on year to 31.1 million units, accounting for 56 per cent of the Group’s total shipments,” he said.



Also, Aiping noted that the Group continues to take advantage of the growing market demand for cost-effective and multifunctional smartphones to broaden its worldwide market share.



On the third quarter launches and fourth quarter plans, the CEO said the group unveiling of varieties of innovative products including the shockproof, waterproof and dustproof GO PLAY smartphone and GO WATCH smartwatch, which supports both Android and iOS operating systems, as well as the launch of Xess, an extra-large, 17.3-inch-screen tablet.



“In the coming quarter, the Group will build on the strengths of different markets and adopt targeted strategies for each of its six designated business regions, which include deepening relationships with operators and launching more entry-level 4G smartphones, tablets and wearable devices,” he assured.



Aiping stressed that the Group would also strengthen its open-market channels and e-commerce platforms in order to be well prepared for upcoming peak seasons, such as Christmas.

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