With this smartphone, the parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, wishes to highlight the new features of Douyin, the Chinese version of the social network very popular with young people.
Externally, the device does not seem to have anything in common with TikTok. Indeed, no logo on the smartphone refers to the application or to its parent company. On the other hand, we find the hammer symbol of the Chinese manufacturer Smartisan. You have to look at the software part of the device to find a link with ByteDance and Douyin.
The Jianguo Pro 3 is not strictly speaking a creation of the parent company of TikTok since it is more of a revisited version of a range of smartphones from the manufacturer of Smartisan.
The kinship with TikTok is revealed with the use of the smartphone. Indeed, it offers several features and shortcuts dedicated to the Chinese counterpart of TikTok, Douyin. Phone owners can launch the app from the lock screen by swiping up. Visual effects and other filters from the social network will be available from the phone’s video application, without any imposed delay as is the case on TikTok.
In terms of performance, the Jiango Pro 3 has nothing to be ashamed of. With a Snapdragon 855+, 12 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage, a 6.39 ″ AMOLED panel, the first smartphone from ByteDance proves to be rather high-end. On the photo side, TikTok’s phone has four back sensors; a Sony IMX586 48 Mpx module, a 13 Mpx ultra wide-angle 123 ° module, a 8 Mpx telephoto lens and finally a 5 Mpx macro lens.
The fact that ByteDance turned to Smartisan to develop its first smartphone is no coincidence since the group owning TikTok recently bought a large number of patents belonging to the Chinese manufacturer. We can still be surprised that ByteDance has not decked out the phone with its logo or that of its popular application.
Available now in China at a price of 2,899 yuan (around 370 €), TikTok’s smartphone is not yet planned to be released in Europe.