This Is Not a Joke: TikTok Smartphone Likely in the Works
The TikTok frenzy could soon expand beyond the software market, as the company that makes the application is said to be looking into the hardware side of the mobile world with its very own device.
A report from the Financial Times reveals that ByteDance, the company that developed TikTok, is working on a smartphone that would come pre-loaded with all of its apps, including the short video service.
Few specifics are available at this point, but it looks like ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming has already made the first steps towards a TikTok smartphone by purchasing several mobile patents which could at some point be used on this device. Furthermore, it hired employees previously working for smartphone producer Smartisan as it wants to pursue what is described as one of his main dreams.