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Russian made 'iPhone' to be released in 2018, price tag starting from $130

September 22, 2016, 21:14 UTC+3 MOSCOW

"Russian iPhones" will be produced by Ruselectronics, a part of the state-owned Rostec corporation

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MOSCOW, September 22. /TASS/. Russia plans to release smartphones that will be comparable with iPhone in terms of quality but cost much less than the original US device, head of Ruselectronics Igor Kozlov told reporters on Thursday.

Ruselectronics will produce the Russian "iPhones’.

"In 2018, we will have our own, domestic iPhone, which will cost only about $130," Kozlov said.

The Ruselectronics holding company was set up in the early 2009 on the base of the state holding with the same name. It is part of the state-owned corporation Rostec.

The holding unites enterprises specializing in the design and manufacture of electronic components, products, materials and equipment for their manufacture, as well as microwave devices and semiconductor devices.

The company raises 15% of its revenues from civilian products and 85% from military products. Currently, Ruselectronics is in the process of restructuring and plans to strengthen its department for production of civilian products. By 2025, civilian products will account for 40% of revenues.

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