The Chinese company ByteDance, the developer of the popular social network for creating music videos TikTok, has officially confirmed recent rumors about plans to release its own smartphone. The direct development of the device will be engaged in a well-known manufacturer.
A spokesman for ByteDance said that the production of the smartphone will be engaged in Chinese Smartisan Technology. According to him, the company has been preparing the device for seven months and began its development before the deal with the creators of TikTok. The project is supervised by the former head of Smartisan Wu Dezhou.
"The product was a continuation of the company's previous plans aimed at meeting the needs of the old user base Smartisan", — said the representative of ByteDance.
Specifications and other details about the gadget have not been disclosed. It is possible that the chips of the smartphone will be pre-installed services ByteDance, including TikTok, and branded shell.