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First smartphone from TikTok maker launched in China

The Smartisan Nut Pro 3 is a collaboration with Bytedance, owner of TikTok. (Source: Smartisan)
The Smartisan Nut Pro 3 is a collaboration with Bytedance, owner of TikTok. (Source: Smartisan)
TikTok is one of the most popular smartphone apps among today’s youth globally. Looking to cash in even more on its popularity, the Chinese company behind it Bytedance has partnered with Smartisan to release a TikTok focused smartphone.
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TikiTok is easily one of the most popular apps with young people around the globe these days with its mix short, but entertaining videos a particularly sticky platform. The Chinese company behind the app, Bytedance, is now looking to leverage that popularity in its home market of China with a new smartphone that centers on the TikTok experience. Bytedance has partnered with fellow Chinese smartphone maker Smartisan to release the oddly named Nut Pro 3 with TikTok fans in its sights.

Users who buy a Smartisan Nut Pro 3 will be able to launch the Chinese version of TikTok, Douyin, with a simple swipe from the bottom of the display. The integration goes deeper by allowing users to apply TikTok filters and video effects to videos shot by the user. It is not the first time a social media company has tried to launch a smartphone focused on its features – Facebook partnered with HTC on the HTC First which, also happened to be the last Facebook-focused smartphone after it crashed and burned.

While the HTC First was a mid-range device, the Smartisan Nut Pro 3 is all high-end, although very affordably priced by US standards. It features a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel, a Snapdragon 855+ paired with at either 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM and mated to either 128 GB or 256 GB storage. It also packs a decent 4,000 mAh battery, so it is right up from specs perspective. The price, however? It starts from the equivalent of just US$412.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1262 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-11- 2 (Update: 2019-11- 2)