TikTok developer ByteDance rumored to be making its own smartphone

TikTok has become one of the most popular smartphone apps around, and now developer ByteDance may have its sights set on hardware. ByteDance is reportedly working on its own smartphone. The device would come preloaded with ByteDance's apps, says the Financial Times' sources (via Engadget), but there's no word on when the phone might launch or how much it'll cost. As for why the creator of the popular app TikTok wants to make a smartphone, today's report claims that ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming has "long dreamt" of making a phone. It's also likely that the company sees launching its own smartphone as a way to get its apps in front of more people. Because ByteDance is known for apps like TikTok and isn't an experienced hardware maker, the company could face a difficult test getting people to buy its first phone. The company has popular apps like TikTok, but with a phone, it's got to convince people why they should buy their device rather than a competitor's phone that can download ByteDance apps. For now, we'll just have to wait and see if these rumors of a phone made by ByteDance turn into reality.

TikTok developer ByteDance rumored to be making its own smartphone

TikTok has become one of the most popular smartphone apps around, and now developer ByteDance may have its sights set on hardware.

ByteDance is reportedly working on its own smartphone. The device would come preloaded with ByteDance's apps, says the Financial Times' sources (via Engadget), but there's no word on when the phone might launch or how much it'll cost.

As for why the creator of the popular app TikTok wants to make a smartphone, today's report claims that ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming has "long dreamt" of making a phone. It's also likely that the company sees launching its own smartphone as a way to get its apps in front of more people.

Because ByteDance is known for apps like TikTok and isn't an experienced hardware maker, the company could face a difficult test getting people to buy its first phone. The company has popular apps like TikTok, but with a phone, it's got to convince people why they should buy their device rather than a competitor's phone that can download ByteDance apps. For now, we'll just have to wait and see if these rumors of a phone made by ByteDance turn into reality.