N. Korea unveils 'secure, homemade' smartphone
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea, one of the most isolated and censored societies on the planet, has unveiled what it says is a domestically-produced smartphone.
Industry analysts say the "Arirang", built around Google's Android OS, is likely manufactured in neighbouring China.
The existence of the phone, named after a famous Korean folk song, came to light during a factory inspection by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the weekend.
During the tour, Mr Kim was given a detailed briefing on the "performance, quality and packing of the Arirang hand phone," Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.