Tik Tok owning company makes a smartphone for the Chinese market

Tik Tok owning company makes a smartphone for the Chinese market

Rishabh Pachory

Bytedance, the company that owns the popular video making software Tik-Tok has just created a new phone for the Chinese market. Though it could be something disastrous, the phone isn't nearly as Tik-Tok oriented as you would think. In fact, it is a rather powerful phone, with a well performing processor and a decent amount of power to it and the name 'Jainguo Pro 3' Sounds like something interesting, doesn't it? Read on to know more about it.

A Tik-Tok phone, really?

First, we have to talk about how this happened. Bytedance is the company that owns Tik-Tok and the company had a deal with a smartphone maker. The Chinese smartphone maker Smartisan had a deal with the Tik-Tok parent company prior to the creation of the application.

As far as the title 'Tik-Tok' phone goes, the only app based feature is a direct swipe into the application from the lock screen. In fact the phone seems to be a reasonable one as far as smartphones go.

Design and display

The phone seems to have a rather thick build along with a water drop notch style display. The display on the phone is a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel. Behind the front glass, there is an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Under the hood

Under the hood, you've got the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 855+ processor paired with 12GB of RAM. The chipset powers some of the best phones that sell in the market today. Adding to that is the fact that it has an Adreno 640 GPU, which should make for good gaming performance. On paper, the phone seems rather competitive.


Over to the back, we have the camera module, which houses four cameras. The primary sensor on the phone is a 48-megapixel camera, the secondary one being a 123 degree super wide angle lens, an 8-megapixel optical zoom lens and finally, a dedicated macro lens.

Software and battery

Since the phone, is relatively thick, it contains a 4,000 mAH battery that should last for a day at least, even with multitasking and the works. As far as software is concerned, it comes with a non-Android operating system, which is Smartisan OS 7.0. The only inclusion of Tik-Tok into the software is a dedicated swipe up that lets you enter the app, right from the home screen.

Overall, the phone seems to have something of a gimmick in the name of it. Apart from that the phone seems to be a serious contender in the Chinese market and it is highly unlikely that won't launch in other markets. The phone should be priced for around $389 (2,899 Yen).