30 July 2019
TikTok owner ByteDance has finally launched its first smartphone which is being released under the Smartisan brand. The name of the smartphone is Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 which has made its debut in China.
The Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 has a different design compared to other existing Android flagship phones in the market. It appears that the company took the design cues from both Android and iPhones. While it has a waterdrop notch like most of the Android phones, the circular side buttons look similar to what iPhone 5 came with. You could also relate the side buttons design to Smartisan's own smartphone called the Nut 3 that came with circular buttons as well. Note that Jianguo does translate to Nut as well. So, a similar design cue makes more sense now.
The Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 has four rear cameras, where the primary one packs a 48MP sensor with Sony IMX586 and an f/1.75 aperture. It is assisted by a 13MP wide-angle camera with a 123-degrees field of view, an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom support and a 5MP macro camera that can take shots of a subject as close as 2cm. On the front, the device includes a 20MP selfie camera that employs the 4-in-1 pixel binning technology to deliver brighter photos.
The Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 features a 6.39-inch FHD Plus AMOLED display with 403ppi pixel density and 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and paired with up to 12GB RAM and 128GB storage that supports UFS 2.1 standard, while the 256GB storage variant supports the faster UFS 3.0 standard.
- 6.39-inch Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) AMOLED display
- Snapdragon 855+ processor
- 8GB/12GB RAM
- 128GB/256GB storage
- 48MP sensor with Sony IMX586 and an f/1.75 aperture,13MP wide-angle camera with a 123-degrees field of view, an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom support and a 5MP macro camera
- 20MP selfie camera
- 4,000mAH battery with support for Quick Charge 4+ (18W) fast charging technology
- 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Wi-Fi Direct
The price of the Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 is 2,899 yuan ($412) for the base variant 8GB,128GB storage, while the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage carries the price tag of 3,199 yuan ($455), and the highest variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is tagged at 3,599 yuan ($512) price. The highest variant comes in green-ish Matsutake color and the other two variants will be available in Black and White color options.
Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 is already up for sale in China, with the first sale offering a discount of 200 yuan (roughly $30) on all variants of the phone.