Featured Mobileburn Video

LG Expands Crazy AKA Phones to Taiwan

News by Luke Jones on Friday March 13, 2015.

lg aka · lg news · android news · smartphone news · luke jones

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green.


Remember the frankly bizarre LG AKA that the company rolled out last November? Well, the handsets came with unique cases and "personalities" and were launched as South Korean exclusives. LG did not hint that the devices would be sold elsewhere, but they are now heading to Taiwan.

That suggests the AKA is doing well sales wise and who knows, if the quirky handsets sell well in Taiwan they could expand to other regions. Could that means Europe or North America one day? It is unlikely, but who knows, LG does launch devices in those regions regularly.

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.

blog comments powered by Disqus

About the author

Luke Jones
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.

Related Stories