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LG AKA is a new weird smartphone

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday November 11, 2014.

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LG is keeping up its consistent smartphone releases with another new handset, the oddly named LG AKA, a device that has actually been rumoured over the last month. The company raised the curtain on the AKA in its South Korea homeland today and said that the handset is oriented for young people, and to entice those pesky teenagers the AKA comes with unique cases that turn into different characters (sigh).

This is some seriously crazy stuff from LG. The cases come in two parts, the front only covering the screen a bit, leaving room for the "characters" to show their eyes. While the eyes look like basic animations, they can actually display notifications and other information.

In terms of specs, the LG AKA is a solid enough mid-range effort. It gets 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), 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage with a microSD slot. The AKA arrives with a 2610 mAh battery, weighs 135.5 grams without the front cover, and 157 grams with it on. The device is running Android 4.4 KitKat, but it will probably be in line to get Android 5.0 Lollipop in due course.

The AKA is available today in South Korea, although the cost of the handset is still unknown, but we would not expect this handset to arrive in other regions.

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