A TikTok smartphone is reportedly being developed

A TikTok smartphone is reportedly being developed
Amazon created the Fire Phone to promote its services and Facebook partnered with HTC on a dedicated smartphone. Both products turned out to be complete failures, but that isn’t stopping the developers of viral app TikTok from creating their own device.

According to a report by Financial Times, industry sources have claimed TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, is currently developing its own smartphone that’ll arrive pre-installed with the company’s range of apps which also include content aggregation platform TopBuzz and news platform News Republic.

The smartphone will apparently be created by talent ByteDance acquired earlier this year from Chinese smartphone brand Smartisan. Details about the design and specs haven’t yet been revealed, but the device will most likely focus on the budget segment and teenage users. After all, TikTok is most popular in markets such as India and China, where cheaper devices are the best-sellers.

It’s unclear at this stage if ByteDance will try to tackle the European and US markets, but if it does so the device could be met with a lukewarm reception just like Amazon and Facebook’s offerings from years ago. After all, why bother buying a TikTok smartphone when you can simply download the app on any other phone?



1. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Hoe about NO! It will flop hard lol

2. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Please just NO!

3. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Finally thank god. Not the phone we wanted, but the phone we need.

4. shortkey

Posts: 53; Member since: May 19, 2017

Budget smartphone aimed at teenage users? Sounds stupid. Unless it's compact. I mean, teenagers do have smaller hands, a smaller smartphone would be more comfortable to use for them. If it was, like, sub-five inches, I'd consider getting one, too.

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 611; Member since: May 02, 2016

Oh no ..

6. KingSam

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Incredible selfie camera. Pretty design. Hotcakes

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