TikTok owner ByteDance introduces its first phone, the Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3

On: November 4, 2019

Popular video-sharing app TikTok’s owner ByteDance has introduced its first smartphone called the Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 in its home market of China. The phone has arrived as a flagship offering with Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 855+. The Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 is equipped with four cameras at the rear. The device is also equipped with a host of TikTok-related software features like selfie lighting and access to the app with a single swipe on the lock screen. For the time being, the Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 will only be available in China, and there’s no word if the handset will be released in other markets globally.

Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 is a flagship offering with the latest Snapdragon 855+ processor

Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 specifications and features

The Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 features a 6.39-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a pixel density of 403ppi. The handset has a waterdrop notch above the screen to house the selfie camera. Software-wise, the device boots Smartisan OS 7, but there’s no word on which version of Android this OS is based on. The Snapdragon 855+ processor onboard the phone is accompanied by a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging technology.

In the camera department, the Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 offers a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary shooter at the rear, which is accompanied by a 13MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP telephoto snapper with 2x optical zoom support, and a 5MP camera for macro photography. For selfies, the device has a 20MP snapper that employs 4-in-1 pixel binning technology. Configuration-wise, the phone comes in three RAM and storage models – 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB. While the 128GB storage variants of the handset support UFS 2.1 standard, the 256GB models offer the faster UFS 3.0 support. In the connectivity department, the Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, USB Type-C port, and A-GPS with GLONASS.

Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 price

The Jianguo Pro 3’s base variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage has been priced at RMB 2,899 (~Rs 29,000). The 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB models are being offered for RMB 3,199 (~Rs 32,000) and RMB 3,599 (~Rs 36,000) respectively.The device is available to buy in China with a discount of RMB 200 (~Rs 2,000) on all the variants for a limited period.