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

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)

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19 Comments

1. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Silly asians

5. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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 .

13. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 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.

15. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

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"

3. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I think it's aimed towards female teenagers.

4. Raihanpatel111 unregistered

hahaha... that's possible...

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Really adorable!Asians will love this

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I like Soul :)

17. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

8. BobLawblaw unregistered

At least it's something original..

9. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Me want one!!!

10. ryanlockovich

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

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

11. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Googly eyes!

12. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

There must be a red.

14. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

16. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

18. GeekMovement unregistered

I want the white one! xD

19. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

my gf gonna love it :))

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