Wang Hengjiang, deputy general manager for China Mobile's terminal subsidiary, revealed during Qualcomm's Chinese partner summit that in 2012, the company's sales of TD-SCDMA devices were over 60 million units, higher than the targeted 55 million units.
For the year of 2013, China Mobile has made a new goal of selling 120 million TD-SCDMA devices, of which over 80% will be smartphones. Moreover, China Mobile will launch products of more models and frequency bands. They hope to launch medium- and high-end mobile phones, which can support both TD-SCDMA and WCDMA networks.
At the same time, the company will launch some products that can support TD-SCDMA and CDMA networks, aiming to diversify sales to different users.
Wang said that in 2012, the models of TD-SCDMA devices became more diversified, representing an increase of 65% to 451 models compared with 2011. At the same time, the ratio of smartphones continued to rise and reached 94.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012. In December 2012 alone, the sales of TD-SCDMA devices reached over seven million units.
He also revealed that during the development of TD-SCDMA devices, China Mobile has been focusing on scale development and quality.