North Korea has introduced its own smartphone in the form of an Android-powered AS1201 Arirang. Named after a Korean folk song, the phone is reported to be manufactured in North Korea using "indigenous technology".
The Arirang made its debut on state-controlled KCNA TV when the government mouthpiece showed images of Kim Jong-un visiting a "cell phone factory".
As one might expect, not everyone buys the claims of a phone being built in North Korea. For example, the tech site North Korea Tech Blog posits that the Arirang is likely manufactured in China before being boxed up … Read more