North Korea has a new smartphone, and it looks really familiar

It’s not only you this telephone is totally familiar to us, too.

North Korean company Mangyongdae Information Technology Corporation just plunged the Jindallae 3, and it ogles a whole lot like an iPhone.

This changes everything. Again.

Image: DPRK Today

The phone, appointed after a Korean rhododendron, would be “entirely domestically produced” in the reclusive dictatorship, according to state-run DPRK Today .

DPRK Today used to say the phone was designed and made domestically, from its appearing and design, to its circuit blueprint and apps.

It didn’t give any specifications for the Jindallae 3, but the new invention is apparently “versatile and multifunctional” and includes “various kinds” of apps “necessary for people’s business and life, ” according to NK News .

The Jindallae 3 appears to come in black and white, and photos released after DPRK Today depict a pretty large screen. The grey form even appears to have a indicate of golden in it 😛 TAGEND

Image: DPRK Today

Although it’s most likely that the phone will lope a heavily modified form of Android, or the country’s Linux-based Red Star OS, it’s clear that quite a bit of design inspiration was taken from iOS.

You can see the app icons for calls, photos, music, and docket gazing a lot like the iPhone’s capital apps.

Image: Apple/ DPRK TOday/ Mashable Composite

The phone uses an oval home button more commonly are available on Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and its dwelling launcher is similar to the stock Android version.

It’s not a telephone, it’s a Jindallae.


The Jindallae 3 is not North Korea’s first smartphone the country firstly caused the Arirang in 2013. But analysts believe that the Arirang, which was advertised as “locally-made”, had been assembled in China and packaged in a Northern korean factory.

A woman employs a North Korean-made smartphone to take a photo in 2017.

Image: AFP/ Getty Images

North Korea’s current chairman Kim Jong-un is famously an Apple love, as was his father, Kim Jong-il, before him.

The release of the phone follows the recent proclamation of a North Korean tablet named the IPad.

North Korean telco Koryolink said in 2014 that it had more than 2.5 million registered customers on its network, according toReuters. The real number of users is likely to be lower, however, as North Koreans use multiple fronts to save money by using their monthly free instants, rather than buy expensive top-ups.

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