LG’s new “Aka” phones are really weird



LG has aways been a company that pushes the boundaries of what smartphones can do. In the past they’ve made nearly square devices and devices with curved displays, but now they are going to a new level of weird. LG has introduced a new line of mid-range phones in Korea dubbed “Aka.” The line consists of four “characters” with unique personalities.

The four characters include Eggy, Wooky, Soul, and YoYo. Eggy falls in love easily, Wooky talks in sland, Soul loves beer, and YoYo gains and loses weight a lot. We’re not making this up. The idea is that user will gravitate towards a personality instead of specs. When the Aka devices are idle you can see big eyes that blink and stair at you.

We can see these devices selling very well in Korea, which is where they will most likely stay. It’s an interesting tactic to sell mid-range devices. If the specs alone can’t tempt buyers give them something unique to use. Would you ever be interested in these devices? What do you think about phones having “personalities?”


[via verge]

Joe Fedewa
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  1. WTH

  2. do the fluffy pets come with the phone? if yes, i’m getting two.

  3. Just because it’s not your cup of tea doesn’t mean it’s not a decent phone. I’m sure the under 14 crowd will like it.

    1. I didn’t say anything negative about them. “Weird” is not a bad thing, and I’m sure they will sell well in Korea.

      1. If they were very cheap, I would buy some for my guy friends for Christmas… That could be quite amusing.

        1. Give one to Fiona Glenanne and Sam Axe.

      2. Hell I want one just to look at it.

      3. I didn’t say you said anything negative. I just said it might not be your cup of tea but that doesn’t mean is not a decent phone for someone. There is no perfect 1 phone for everyone.

  4. The weirdest part is the mix of english and korean. I think it would be weird if my phone’s logo was written in another language’s symbols.

    1. It’s a good thing you don’t have a OPO, Chinese symbols show up randomly when dialing out.

  5. They’re for the North Korean market =-O

    1. Can’t be, you’re not allowed a personality there let alone a phone.

  6. Judging by the look of the front grill it looks close to a nexus 5

  7. Already outselling the AMAZON FIRE & HTC FIRST……………..

  8. I don’t know about anybody else but I would be weirded out wit them big ass eyes staring at me…ijs.

  9. Creepy …. Weird …… Cool ….???

  10. That thing looks like it’s humping the phone.

  11. Only in Korea…

  12. Why not? Phones should be fun.

  13. Because Asians are weird as hell.

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