ByteDance says its smartphone will not be launch in US

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ByteDance the company that owns TikTok has recently confirmed that its smartphone will not be launching in the US, reports Forbes.

According to a ByteDance spokesperson, reports from earlier this week that the company was planning to produce a smartphone through a deal with device maker Smartisan were misunderstood.

Earlier this year, ByteDance acquired a number of Smartisan’s patents and brought over some of its employees to produce the phone.

In a statement to Forbes ByteDance said: “Reports of our smartphone development strictly refer to a continuation of plans that were in place before ByteDance began working with Smartisan. The focus is on meeting the needs of Smartisan’s existing customer base in China.”

Gizmodo has also reported that the phone has no connection with TikTok, so imaginings of what a TikTok phone would look like can be put to rest.

ByteDance is currently developing a music streaming service called and it has recently released a messaging app called Flipchat, which is currently only available in China.

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