LG about to introduce a wacky concept phone that has "moods"

LG about to introduce a wacky concept phone that has "moods"
LG has just teased a brand new concept phone that it will be announcing at this year's World IT Show 2014, held in Busan, Korea, between October 20 and October 23. There is not much to know about the device, aside from its name – LG AKA – and the fact that LG touts it by attaching words, such as "personal" and "customizable" to it.

Now, the customizable part is nothing new – the device will allow you to easily change its panel with a different-colored one. But what's "personal" about the phone seems to be unique, if not bizarre. The handsets are shown to have animated eyes, peaking from above the interchangeable protective panel and expressing different emotions. LG claims that each phone will choose its emotion depending on how you use it and its features, such as alarm, apps, the kind of music that you load on it, etc.

The LG AKA will launch in South Korea some time next month and will probably not be leaving the Asian markets, due to its "Concept Device" stature. Still, our curiosity for these little rascals has peaked and we'd love to see them at least on video.

LG is no stranger to surprising the world with a cool concept - the LG G Flex springs to mind. But does having your phone attempt to mimic your emotions sound fun and cool, or just a tad too creepy?

source: LG (translated) via GSMDome



16. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Maybe I should put a pair of googly eyes on my LG G3 and call it a day :)

15. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

No Thanks..I already have to deal with my moody wife and kids.. now the phone 2??? I should probably get one for my wife so that she gets what its like to be on the receiving end.

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

The third one looks tired fourth one so creepy.

13. shinywindow unregistered

Totally gay. As in happy!!

12. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Just in time for Halloween....

11. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

lmao that's cute :D cute but creepy in some particular way :D I would like to see this one in action :D oh myyyy...

10. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012


9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This must be some Japan-exclusive type of stuff....

8. CaptainManlyMan

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 31, 2014

You know, it's great and all that LG is trying to innovate but I'm so conflicted on how to feel about this.

7. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Lol, I think this would a hit among school age girls, I don't think the guys will like it much.

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I dunno what to say about this..

4. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I already have something moody. A real live fiance who I love but could do without the typical femaile mood swings. C'mon guys back me up lol. Anyway my lady would love this phone; this is all I need is to come home to a mad phone lol.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

So cute, this will be a hit in asian markets

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The four moods tells what these cute devices are thinking. First one, it's when you take a selfie. Second one, it's when you take it on a shower with you. Third one, it's when you take it to watch a movie. Fourth one, I'M BATMAN...

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's some great stuff from LG, but also creepy. Better not to take it on a shower with you, the eyes are...wow, curiosity at it's best! Boobs and wee wees, it can see. How about name it as LG G See?

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Still cool concept.

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