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In Pictures: Kim Jong-Un visits his country's smartphone production line

Product met with skepticism, Chinese manufacturing suspected

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visits the May 11 Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

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Kim Jong-Un inspects the packaging of the “Arirang” smartphone inside the May 11 Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

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Kim Jong-Un tries out the new “Arirang” smartphone as unidentified military officials take notes at the May 11 Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

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A view of "Arirang" mobile phones made at the May 11 Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

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Kim Jong-Un speaks to unidentified military officials during his visit to the May 11 Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

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Kim Jong-Un watches a technician work on the “Arirang” smartphone, reportedly produced in North Korea in the May 11 Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

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