|Data inputs||Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
Arirang is a smartphone announced by North Korea on 10 August 2013.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea's state news agency, reported the phone is produced entirely within North Korea, utilising a touch screen and camera with "high pixels." The phone appears to run a derivative of the Android operating system. Technology analysts have expressed skepticism, commenting that the phone may actually be produced in China, and then inspected or completed in North Korea. Kim Jong Un has expressed his excitement and support of the smartphone, believing it will support the country's economy and "instill national pride".
- Ashley, Coates (12 Aug 2013). "Is North Korea to take on Apple with its version of the iPhone?". Telegraph UK. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- Fisher, Max (12 August 2013). "Kim Jong Un inspects North Korea’s first smartphone, an Android clone". Washington Post. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- "Skepticism as North Korea launches 'home-grown' Arirang smartphone". News Corp Australia. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- Rieser, Bennett (12 August 2013). "North Korea Unveils the Arirang, the Painfully Ironic Android Smartphone". WebProNews.
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