LG Simply Mixed Tamagotchis With Smartphones

LG Just Combined Tamagotchis With Smartphones

Keep in mind Tamagotchis? When you’ve got forgotten, and are completely glad about that, then I deeply apologize for bringing you in the present day’s information.

LG has created a brand new line of smartphones with… personalities.

The corporate is looking them Aka telephones (pronounced ‘ah-kah’) and, because of sleeve covers embedded with sensible chips, the telephone modifications between 4 pre-set personalities. They’ve names.

Eggy is the yellow one, and he “falls in love simply,” stated LG’s LTE product planning lead Ramchan Woo to CNet. Soul is the blue Aka, and he loves music and beer, whereas Wooky (the white model) speaks in slang. Worst of all, the one feminine Aka character is available in pink, and her identify is Yoyo. She will get her identify from her love of soda and hamburgers, which makes her weight “yo-yo.”


When customers wave their hand in entrance of the telephone’s entrance-dealing with digital camera, the Aka character makes a face or one thing. The UI of the telephone is influenced by the Aka character, altering the colours and elegance of the telephone’s interface. And in the event you tire of Wooky’s newfangled slang, you’ll be able to merely purchase a brand new sleeve cowl, embedded with a microchip, to modify from one Aka character to a different.

Customers can get rewards for his or her Aka by shopping for extra equipment or connecting with their actual-world pals who even have an Aka telephone. Aka house owners will even have the ability to take selfies with their telephone’s software program-based mostly character, or publish to the Aka’s Instagram account. (At first, I assumed that was incorrect, nevertheless it seems the Akas have Instagram accounts that their house owners can exploit.)

The hardware is mid-vary in each approach, with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor operating underneath Android KitKat, a 5-inch HD show, eight-megapixel rear digital camera, 2.1-megapixel entrance-dealing with digital camera, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of inner storage (together with expandable reminiscence by way of microSD slot).

LG’s foolish new telephones are solely obtainable in South Korea and can be found beginning at this time.