Move over iPad Air – there’s a new tablet on the world stage. The Samjiyon has just been launched in North Korea by the government there and according to 38North, who recently reviewed it, it runs on a modified version of Android – and surprisingly, isn’t that bad spec-wise. It has a 1ghz processor, a front facing 2 megapixel camera, and even has an analogue TV tuner in it (take THAT, iPad!).
Delightfully too, the default background on the phone is a photo of a North Korean missile launch.
So next time you’re strolling down Pyongyang high-street, it might be worth picking one up. But what about apps? Here’s our pick of the seven best apps for the new tablet.
On-demand streaming of the films that deified the Great Leader Kim Il Sung, made by his son, Kim Jong-Il. A Hollywood-fanatic, the younger Kim churned out reverential films that would turn Kim Il Sung from a Soviet stooge into a God. The app doesn’t have many features - you can only give videos a thumbs up, and not a thumbs down. In fact, this is more-or-less required.