We know South Korea as the country that gave us LG, Samsung and Pantech, but what about North Korea? Well, they have their own tablet as well now, the Samijyon model, that comes without a WiFi connection, but manages to integrate a TV tuner.


This is a 7 inch slate, that’s shown in action in the video below. The device is said to be capable of connecting to the country’s Internet, maybe via a special dongle or something. The device is sold in the country for $200 and it features a 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and supports a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. It has options for 8 GB and 16 GB of storage.

In spite of the lack of benchmarks, supposedly this model works as fluidly as other normal tablets with similar specs. The slate runs Android ICS, but it doesn’t come with the capitalist apps like Gmail. The web browser on the Samijyon offers links to governmental websites and bundled content includes educational software and Angry Birds Rio. Teachings of Kim Il Sung are also on board obviously, for extra propaganda.