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Technology TikTok owner ByteDance has released a smartphone in China

17:55  04 november  2019
17:55  04 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

TikTok-owner Bytedance reveals its first smartphone

  TikTok-owner Bytedance reveals its first smartphone The rumored smartphone by TikTok's owner ByteDance is now available. The Nut Pro 3 is ByteDance's first smartphone. It's a continuation of work by the Chinese phone maker Smartisan (which partially explains the name), and it's being released under the Smartisan brand. As we learned earlier this year, ByteDance acquired a bunch of Smartisan patents and talent. ByteDance then helped make the Nut Pro 3 and packed it with branded features. Apparently, it didn't decide to change the naming scheme.Users will be able to launch Douyin -- the Chinese version of TikTok -- by swiping up on the lock screen, Abacus reports.

TikTok owner ByteDance ’s long-rumored smartphone has been released in China , reports Abacus News. Given ByteDance ’s explosive growth has come off the back of TikTok , it’s not surprising to hear that the phone comes preloaded with Douyin, the version of TikTok that ByteDance produces

ByteDance , the company behind TikTok , has launched a new smartphone called Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3. The company was rumoured to be working on a The smartphone is up for sale in China for Yuan 2,899 (roughly Rs 29,000) for the 8GB + 128GB variant. The 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB

TikTok owner ByteDance’s long-rumored smartphone has been released in China, reports Abacus News. The company has released the Jianguo Pro 3 under the Smartisan brand, after ByteDance acquired a number of Smartisan’s patents and employees earlier this year. The phone has a starting price of 2,899 yuan (around $412) and is available in China now.

a close up of a door© Image: ByteDance / Smartisan

Given ByteDance’s explosive growth has come off the back of TikTok, it’s not surprising to hear that the phone comes preloaded with Douyin, the version of TikTok that ByteDance produces for the Chinese market. Abacus News reports that you get into the app by swiping up on the lock screen, after which you can apply TikTok’s effects and filters to your videos.

TikTok's parent company reportedly faces a national security review

  TikTok's parent company reportedly faces a national security review Recently TikTok's popularity has exploded worldwide, and so has scrutiny over the app's parent company ByteDance and its relationship to the Chinese government. Now Reuters reports that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has opened a national security review of the company, because it had not sought approval to make its $1 billion acquisition of Musical.ly in 2017. US lawmakers have expressed concern's over theUS lawmakers have expressed concern's over the app's ability to collect data, while the company responded saying "TikTok is committed to being a trusted and responsible corporate citizen in the US, which includes working with Congress and all relevant regulatory agencies.

The rumored smartphone by TikTok 's owner ByteDance is now available. So, while the phone might still be under the Smartisan brand, it will give ByteDance a dedicated device and platform to share its apps and features in new ways. This article has been updated to reflect this correction.

Chinese social media company ByteDance has made a deal with device-maker Smartisan to develop a smartphone . New trends in smartphones . Image copyright South China Morning Post. Image caption Meitu's selfie phones target beauty-conscious young people.

a close up of a phone© Image: ByteDance / Smartisan
The Jianguo Pro 3 features a quad-camera array on its rear.

In terms of TikTok integration, it sounds like this is all you’re getting. Earlier this year, ByteDance confirmed that the smartphone is a “continuation of plans that were in place before ByteDance began working with Smartisan,” which explains why this isn’t a more heavily TikTok-integrated device.

The Jianguo Pro 3 has relatively high-end specs that wouldn’t look out of place on most flagships. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, has a 4,000 mAh battery, and it features a quad-camera array on its rear which includes a main 48-megapixel sensor along with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. On the front there’s a 20-megapixel selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

These competent specs suggest that we’re not looking at another Facebook or Amazon Fire phone misstep. However, with ByteDance having confirmed that its phone isn’t coming to the US, its more limited ambitions for the Jianguo Pro 3 are obvious.

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