TikTok's first phone looks a lot like the iPhone 12 rumors

TikTok's first phone looks a lot like the iPhone 12 rumors
While Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer is fighting the good fight with the short video sharing app TikTok, the winning march of the platform continues unabated. So much so, that TikTok just outed their own phone yesterday, complete with high-end specs, each camera type under the sun on the back and a design that looks very much like... what the iPhone 12 is heavily rumored to end up being.

Assembled by Smartisan - more popular with its flamboyant CEO who is now banned from planes in China than with its phones - the handset boasts the latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 8GB/128GB or 12GB/256GB memory combos, 4000mAh battery, and no less than four cameras on the back.

It's not your average four-banger, either, as to the wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto cameras, TikTok added a macro lens, too, explaining the convoluted camera area design on the back of the Nut Pro 3 (yep, that's how the phone is called).

As you can see, the first TikTok handset is pretty decked out when it comes to specs but the more interesting choice is its design language. Reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned in a note to clients not long ago that Apple is gearing up for a "back to the future" iPhone 12 redesign that will feature flat side band fusing a glass sandwich body similar to... the iPhone 4. 

Apple will apparently introduce a new metal midframe shape coupled with a different back panel than what we have now. When you add the 5G modem and 5nm apple A14, Apple will be raising prices compared to this year's Pro models, says Kuo. If you want to preview how the eventual iPhone 12 may feel like, complete with four cameras on the back for the Pro models, look no further than this here TikTok brainchild above.



1. Wickedsamaritan

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Lol how could there be a similarity between existent and Non-existent ?

12. Subie

Posts: 2414; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The iPhone 12 rumors speak of an iPhone 4 like design. And this phone here by Smartisan is definitely reminiscent of the iPhone 4. For those who jumped to the comment section without reading the article - yes the article does mention the iPhone 4.

14. Wickedsamaritan

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Were you tryin to say iphone 12 would be another iphone 4 with 6 cameras?

17. Subie

Posts: 2414; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

No. And I also used the term reminiscent. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/reminiscent

28. Marcwand3l

Posts: 452; Member since: May 08, 2017

Rumors like some annalist expect that iphone 12 will used a similar iphone 4s box design. So something very thin but we know why this article has this name.

2. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And yet the writers on this website gets defensive when we call it PhoneArena.

24. MsPooks

Posts: 206; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Umm...it IS PhoneArena. Did you mean iPhoneArena, by any chance?

26. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I wrote PhoneArena, then I found it corrected to phonearena. So I left another comment correcting it to PhoneArena, then again, that comment was deleted. After this comment, I wouldn't be surprised if both of our comments will be deleted and blocking my account for a while. Obviously some of the writers on PA are allergic to the truth.

27. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

See, this is exactly what I was trying to say. Check my 2nd comment, and notice how they got corrected from eye(I) phonearena, into phonearena lol They're so insecure about people calling them out for their bias, to the point where they're editing our comments lol

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Maybe this started those rumors? Thankfully I don't really read articles here, it's air balls like this that drop credibility very quickly.

9. whatev

Posts: 2396; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

You read this one

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I didn't actually... Nice try sister.

4. AtheK

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This site has really gone overboard with apple fanboyism. A leak that just originated few days back, and here you have a full blown phone already in production. Dear Author title should be "Rumoured Apple iphone 12 looks lot like the Tik Tok Phone". God why do i even visit this site!!!

6. Samfruit

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 11, 2018

oh my God. This thing is becoming too obvious. Where is the phonearena i ditched gsmarena for ?

7. Samfruit

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 11, 2018

"Bytedance, the parent company insists this phone isn't a tik tok phone" So why do you call it a tik tok phone Daniel ?

8. whatev

Posts: 2396; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Another Facebook Phone like “smartphone” attempt? Please keep it

10. ahmadkun

Posts: 649; Member since: May 02, 2016

we get it .. every one is coping apple even if they didn't, stop repeating this joke .. it actually makes you silly and cringey

16. Rocket

Posts: 696; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Wow! IPhone 12 rumors started appearing last week and those guys already have a working clone? they are genius. You are losing your reputation every day PhoneArena, smh

19. OneLove123

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

So, they copied the future iPhone 12? Amazing!!!

20. kennybenny

Posts: 221; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

At PhoneArena, (almost) every article is required to have at least a sprinkle of our beloved Tim Apple iPhone! /s

23. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 381; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Love the homage to the iphone 5 boxy design. That green looks amazing

25. monoke

Posts: 1185; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Apple beaten to the punch again? Lol. No joke tho I think the iPhone 4s/5 flat side frame was Apples best design. I like this look. Notch ruins it tho.

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