Smartphones are inherently characterless little blocks, something which LG wants to change with its new device, called the AKA. Currently only headed to Korea, we’d quite like to see this on sale near us soon, just because it’s different enough to stand out. Oh, and it’s cute. The Android device can be given its own personality using a set of colored three-quarter length cases, which when fitted, see a pair of fun goggly eyes appear on the top of the display.
Each case has a different name and personality. The yellow one is Eggy, the blue case is Soul, the pink is YoYo, and finally (whisper it, in case George Lucas is listening), the white is Wooky. The eyes do more than blink, offering notification alerts and a handy battery monitor, while making the phones more attractive to young smartphone buyers, at which the AKA is aimed.
The phone has a G3-style design, but only borrows the laser-autofocus feature from the flagship device, which is attached to an 8-megapixel camera on the rear. The screen measures 5-inches, and has a 720p resolution, while Android 4.4 KitKat is installed from the factory. A quad-core 1.2Ghz processor with 1.5GB of RAM provides the power, and there’s 16GB of internal memory. LG has provided a MicroSD card slot to increase this figure, plus the AKA has NFC, and a 2 megapixel forward-facing camera… see more