x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Hidden picShow menu
  • Home
  • News
  • LG intros AKA, a pretty crazy smartphone that has facial expressions

LG intros AKA, a pretty crazy smartphone that has facial expressions

Posted: , by Florin T.

Tags :

LG intros AKA, a pretty crazy smartphone that has facial expressions
LG today announced a brand new Android smartphone called AKA - it’s the handset that we first told you about last month. Unveiled in LG’s home country (South Korea), the AKA is targeted at young customers, and comes with four unique cases that transform it into different characters: Eggy (yellow case), Wookie (white case), Soul (blue case) and YoYo (pink case).

The cases have two parts, with the front one partially covering the display, allowing the four characters to literally show their animated eyes. The eyes are more than simple animations, as they can provide info including notifications and battery status.

Specs-wise, the LG AKA offers a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE, NFC, 8 MP rear camera with laser auto focus, 2 MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.2 GHz processor (unknown maker), 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable memory. The handset comes with a 2610 mAh battery, weighs 135.5 grams without the front cover, and 157 grams with it on.

It looks like the LG AKA is available starting today in South Korea, via all three carriers, running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. However, there’s no word on how much the smartphone costs. Also, in case you’re wondering, LG will most likely not release the AKA in other markets. Anyhow, you can check out the handset in the promo video embedded below (in Korean).


source: LG (translated)

19 Comments
  • Options
    Close






posted on 10 Nov 2014, 22:31 1

1. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 99; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Silly asians

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 23:04 6

5. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


They're cool. You don't know how crazy Asians are when it comes to phone cases so this handset is targeted to them who like something unique yet trendy .

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 01:45 3

13. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


this isn't what you call silly but rather unique and unusual, I wonder (and pretty sure) that someday you're holding and owning this phone indeed.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 04:42 3

15. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


There's no need to target Asians in this article.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 22:55

2. Raihanpatel111 (unregistered)


Just One Question.........How the hell they got an idea that this kind of phone would be people's choice...... or they just join Samsung in the idea... "Hey,Lets create useless funky devices"

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 22:59 2

3. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I think it's aimed towards female teenagers.

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 23:02 1

4. Raihanpatel111 (unregistered)


hahaha... that's possible...

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 23:05 1

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2069; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Really adorable!Asians will love this

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 23:15 1

7. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I like Soul :)

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 07:27

17. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 552; Member since: 07 May 2012)


the black one definitely is for me, it's a creative idea

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 23:40

8. BobLawblaw (unregistered)


At least it's something original..

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 23:51

9. Omarc07 (Posts: 437; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Me want one!!!

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 01:05

10. ryanlockovich (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


I'd want one if it had better specs and ran stock Android.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 01:15

11. luis.d (Posts: 329; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Googly eyes!

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 01:36

12. greenelektron (Posts: 533; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


There must be a red.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 02:48

14. Gadgety (Posts: 172; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I think they really understand kids, and making the device into a living object with those eyes, with paintable covers, is brilliant. As a parent, I would prefer if the device was protected by a silicon cover, based on my experience of how phones are treated by kids.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 04:43

16. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Aka pronounced 'Aw-kuh' (apparently). More like 'aw-sum' because this thing is totally awesome and unique~~ a simple and fun idea

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 07:55

18. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I want the white one! xD

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 12:52

19. afraaa (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


my gf gonna love it :))

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories