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Smartisan founder’s dream of beating Apple dies as ByteDance suspends smartphone business

ByteDance, owner of short video-sharing apps TikTok and Douyin, has suspended the development of smartphones under the Smartisan brand to refocus on its Dali line of hardware products for the education sector. New Stone Lab, the hardware project team that leads research and development at Smartisan, will be folded into the group behind ByteDance’s Dali smart lamp to create new education hardware products.


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