KFC's iPhone killer has arrived

There are no greater joys in life than gadgets and fried chicken, so why not enjoy them at the same time? KFC gets it: it partnered with Huawei to release a limited edition smartphone to commemorate 30 years since opening in China.

Since this is a gadget blog, I am compelled to tell you some of the specs of the KFC edition Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus. It’s got a 5.5-inch screen, is powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor, and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. There’s also a 3,020mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner.

But really, the most important thing is that Colonel Sanders is embossed on the back of the device.

KFC made the announcement via its Weibo page, but it’s written in Chinese and it’s worth reading the Google Translation of the prose in full.

“# Kentucky China 30 years from 1987 to 2017, 30 years accompanied by the taste of the times, suck refers to the aftertaste! Kentucky together with Huawei joint cooperation, the introduction of Huawei Chang enjoy 7 Kentucky commemorative version of gorgeous struck! Commemorative Edition laser back carving, pre-installed Kentucky Super APP, with WOW member 10 thousand K gold, but also the first to experience k-music song function. Limited to 5000 will soon be on sale, waiting for you to grab!”

Fortunately, our intern Shannon Liao has helped with a proper translation. The “suck” actually refers to KFC’s slogan of “finger-licking good,” and the “10 thousand K” is 100,000 K dollars, the restaurant’s digital currency.

The phone also comes with a KFC-branded music app preinstalled, which lets you create and share playlists at a KFC restaurant. Think of it as a modern-day jukebox. The announcement comes alongside an introduction video, which goes from Apple / Samsung-level techy to Kidz Bop ad in under a minute. It’s a roller coaster of emotions.

Huawei and KFC will only release 5,000 of these devices and they’ll be available for 1,099 yuan ($162 USD). Raise your hand if this is already added to your bucket list.

Comments

…why

why not!

totally. and if you need something to wash it down:

Unsurprisingly this is the least weird bit of tech KFC have made.

I MUST HAVE THIS

What can one say. OMG we’ve been outclassed here in the land of trashy consumer tech. The saying "Only in America…." can safely be transferred to "Only in China….", no contest. JMHO…

That keyboard is priceless. I neeeeed it for work. Oh, and the drumbsticks….wow.

I stand corrected, the keyboard, mouse and USB storage drumbstick were from KFC Japan….

In retrospective a lightly re-branded phone doesn’t seem that odd.

Why is he making himself vomit on the second picture?

Haha those look more like turds than drum sticks

Even if you’re using KFC wipes, that screen gonna be a fingerprint magnet of some scale…

This is absolutely incredible. I would totally buy that thing.

They need to double down – and move on to mobile games!

  • Angry Chickens seems the obvious tie in.
  • Egg Crush Saga.
  • Chicken Coup Run.

What the

Finger Swiping Good!

(not)

Why do you not have more likes?

The most interesting part of this story for me is that virtually anyone would be just fine using this $160 KFC phone as their daily driver.

We’ve come a long way in the last 5 years.

Some people really get paid to come up with ideas like this?

suck refers to the aftertaste!

LMMFGDAO!

oleophobicwhat?

Wait, is this the new phone Google referred to when they announced Project Coleslaw?

It was a mere side(dish) project.

I want a Mcdonalds phone with big mac colours please… /s

What is the color of dripping fake gravy?

Look Apple it’s not that hard to make an red phone with black front.

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