North Korea Claims To Have Launched Smartphone Arirang

North Korea
North Korea
North Korea
North Korea

Kim Jong Un with propaganda chief of Korean Workers’ Party(The only party in Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea) and the head of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) went on a visit to a (allegedly) a smartphone manufacturing factory.

North Korea has got mobile network since 2008, which was setup by the help of Egyptian Telecom company Orascom and now handled mostly by North Korean Regime.

Arirang(name pf popular folklore), is the name of the smartphone which was seen by Kim Jong Un and was quoted saying that he was highly impressed by the high pixel rate of the camera in the phone.

Arirang Smartphone
Arirang Smartphone

Also, he added that he had high hopes for the educational significance in making people love Korean things and he also advised that factory workers should select and produce shapes and colours that users like.

Arirang Smartphone
Arirang Smartphone

It is believed that many in North Korea, particular those near the borders, use illegally owned mobiles to contact people outside the country.

How about advising Mr. Kim that people also like freedom and food, lets provide them that !

Mr Kim was seen to be demoing the device, which appeared to be running a version of Google’s Android mobile operating system.

Phones on the network are heavily restricted. They cannot access the internet and can only make calls within North Korea.

For a short time, foreigners in the country were able to use mobile internet, but this access was later revoked.

North Korea also launched its own tablet computers but later it was found out by Martyn Williams(North Korean Tech Expert) that the tablets were made in Hong Kong, China.

A small piece of software in the tablet was linked to a Hong Kong based company which pointed out that North Korea was certainly bluffing.

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