According to North Korea's KCNA news the handset is named Arirang, after a famous North Korean folk song, and pictures have showed Kim touring a "factory" and inspecting the phone, which it claims is produced using "indigenous technology".
No Samsung parts, then.
No information was released on the handset's tech specs or features but KCNA said Kim "noted that these hand phones will be very convenient for their users as their camera function has high pixels."
KCNA quoted Kim as saying he “highly appreciated the creative ingenuity and patriotic enthusiasm with which the officials and employees of the factory laid a solid foundation for mass-producing hand phones by building a new modern hand phone production process.”
The factory has "laid a solid foundation" for mass producing the phones, but no photos were released of the phones actually being produced, leading some commentators to describe the news as mere North Korean propaganda.
North Korea Tech said China may in fact be manufacturing the Arirang before shipping it for final inspection.