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

LG intros AKA, a 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)

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