Samjiyon tablet computer

Last updated
DeveloperMultimedia Technology Research Institute
Type Tablet Computer
Release date2012 (2012)
Introductory price US$200 [1]
Operating system Android 4.0.4 [1]
CPU 1.2 GHz
Memory1 GB DDR3
Storage8 or 16GB
Display7 in, 1024x768
Camera2 MP
Connectivity TV Tuner, [1] [2] Cellular
Mass250 g

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The computers are assumed to have been built in China, and the software has been localized for North Korea. [2]


These apps are reported to be available[ citation needed ]:

Language support

It supports Korean, German, Russian, English, French and Japanese inputs.[ citation needed ]

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