LG unveiled the long-awaited LG G3, well, sort of. It's called the LG Isai FL and is everything the LG G3 was rumored to be, except exclusive to KDDI Japan. It's the successor of the G2-based Isai and packs a massive 5.5" QHD screen with super thin bezels.
The new design is water resistant, though the exact IP certification number wasn’t given. The whole device measures 145 x 76 x 10.5mm and weighs 160g. The back is an updated version of the G2 design with a volume rocker down the middle.
The LG Isai bumps the resolution to QHD. That's 2,560 x 1,440 pixels or 4 times 720p, making for an impressive 538ppi pixel density. It also makes the jump to a Snapdragon 801 MSM8975AC chipset (quad Krait 400, Adreno 330), but leaves the RAM at 2GB.
The new processing power also enables 4K video recording (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) with the 13MP camera. We can't find a mention of optical stabilization in the Japanese press release.
The LG Isai FL will, of course, run Android 4.4.2 at launch but the UI seems different from the leaks, which we'll chalk off to carrier intervention. It does feature LG's new Knock Code. The phone has a microSD card slot for expanding the 32GB of built-in memory.
On the connectivity side, there's LTE-Advanced (150Mbps down, 50Mbps up) plus regional tech like WiMAX 2+, Seg and Fullseg. The common Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and an IR blaster are present and accounted for. The battery has remained unchanged at 3,000mAh.
The LG Isai FL will be available in White, Blue and Pink.
This phone looks fantastic. I like how the power button is separate from the rear volume buttons, and one can only wish this would be true for the pending G3 here in the States - but regardless the G3 will be mine once it is available on Verizon.
Excellent, really good job from LG!!! Except 2or3 things, the 13MP instead of 16MP, 2GB RAM instead of 3GB RAM (and the front facing camera must be at least 5MP)
It's Japanese taste, you know.