Today, the South Korean tech titan LG has announced a new Android smartphone dubbed AKA that surfaced in rumors last month. Launched in the home market, this new smartphone is targeted largely at the young consumers. As of now, LG has not let out the pricing or availability details of the AKA for the global markets, but in South Korea it will be available on all three telecom carriers.
The silver lining of the LG AKA is the option to use four different cover cases that can transform into different characters namely, Eggy (Yellow), Wookie (White), Soul (Blue) and YoYo (Pink). The cover cases hide the display of the smartphone partially and show the animated eyes on the visible portion of the screen. These eyes are not simple animations as they provide notification details and show the battery status to the user. The four cases feature different styled eyes to portray different moods.
Specs wise, the LG AKA houses a 5 inch IPS display with HD 1280×720 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor of unspecified chipset backed by 1.5 GB of RAM. The Android 4.4 KitKat based smartphone features an 8 MP rear camera with laser auto focus as in the LG G3 and a 2 MP front-facing camera. The smartphone packs in 16 GB of inbuilt storage along with micro SD card expandability as well.
There are connectivity aspects such as 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, AGPS, and USB 2.0. Furthermore, a 2,610 mAh battery energizes the smartphone pumping a decent backup to it.