LG's AKA smartphone, targeted at young consumers, has finally been launched outside of South Korea. Initially unveiled
for the South Korean market back in November, the smartphone comes with Mood cases,
According to Focus Taiwan, the LG AKA smartphone will be available to buy in Taiwan starting March 23 and has been priced at NTD 9,900 (approximately Rs. 19,700). So far, LG has not revealed plans for launching the AKA smartphones to other markets. The report claims that LG expects to sell around 2,000 to 3,000 units per month while it speculates total units to be shipped this year will be around 20,000.
The LG AKA handset comes with an option to use four different cover cases, namely Eggy (Yellow), Wookie (White), Soul (Blue) and YoYo (Pink). The cover cases partially hide the display of the smartphone, letting it show animated eyes on the visible portion of the screen, providing notification details and battery status information to the user. All four cases feature different-styled eyes, and are meant to portray different moods.
The handset houses a 5-inch IPS display with HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (unspecified) with 1.5GB of RAM. The Android 4.4 KitKat-based LG AKA also features an 8-megapixel rear and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone sports 16GB of inbuilt storage, along with microSD card expandability. LG AKA's connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS, AGPS, and USB 2.0. Measuring 138.7x71.9x9.9mm, the handset weighs 135.5 grams (without the cover case) and is backed by a 2610mAh battery.