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North Korea’s first “home-grown” smartphone, revealed with much pride and hyperbole by state media last year, appears to be little more than a made-in-China piece of landfill Android. In news which will come as little surprise to anyone outside the hermit kingdom, a Japanese blogger (via GSM Insider) managed to get hold of the …

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7658MB RAM

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

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Re: 7658MB RAM

Beat me to it... Anyway, seems like decent specs even if it is 768MB.

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Re: 7658MB RAM

maybe the Typo is the M maybe it should be a K.

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That factory

It actually looks pretty modern. They even managed to get a couple of LCD monitors for the photo shoot.

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Isn't 4.0.4. ICS rather than Jelly Bean?

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yep, it sure is.....

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Nooo

Next thing you will tell me NORKS are using model airplanes as Drones

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Re: Nooo

Actually they're using a few old Airfix plastic kit planes.

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Jelly Bean with no TouchWiz-style overlay?

I'd buy that for a Won!

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The Evil West are trying to destroy our beloved nation!

...erm ok we'll use their hardware and software though ;-)

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I wonder where they get their apps from, and how they stop stuff "leaking" through "their" handsets to the NSA?

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random thought...

I don't know about anyone here, but I had a brain flash of a phone with dancing apps directly connected to the NORK high command. This, of course, compares to the dancing apps plastered by phone companies to make them seem "special"....

P.

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I'm impressed at the standards

They wear hairnets and full gowns just to put the phones into the boxes. IMAGINE what the assembly facility must be like!

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Made in China and rebranded...

So... Same as most other phone companies then? With the exception that at least other companies vary the design a little.

I mean, its a screen (probably made by Samsung/other)

Memory (again third party)

CPU (based on ARM again third party manufacturer)

Motherboard and some peripherals...

OS by Google.

All bolted together by foxconn/other third party... Other than a bit of design how much actual manufacturer do "real" phone companies actually do now?

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