Jindallae 3: North Korea just launched a new smartphone and it looks really familiar
NORTH KOREA – The newest smartphone developed in North Korea looks very familiar, whether you’re Apple iOS or Google Android.
The Jindallae 3 large screen smartphone comes in black or white (based on product photos) and looks like a hybrid version of the Apple iPhone 6S and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
While the phone’s stock apps are very similar to the iPhone’s, the oval-shaped Home button takes after the Android.
DPRK Today says the Jindallae 3 was designed, developed, and assembled domestically, inside and out, to be “versatile and multi-functional” with apps “necessary for people’s business and life,” according to nknews.org.
FUN FACT: Jindallae means azalea.
The device, developed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Mangyongdae Information Technology Corporation, was actually launched back in March, but most of us hadn’t seen what the phone looks like until photos were recently released by DPRK Today, according to digitaltrends.com.