May 8th, 2014


Yesterday, LG officially confirmed that their Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display entered mass production, and that it would be featured on a flagship smartphone of theirs slated for the first half of the year. We naturally assume that’s the LG G3, natch.

It turns out that the LG G3 won’t be LG’s first phone out of the starting gate with the high resolution display, though. KDDI in Japan has announced the Isai FL, which is an LG-built flagship specifically for the carrier. It stretches out to about 5.5 inches, which comes out to be 538ppi.

The Isai FL might have a makeup similar to the LG G3 under the hood (that’s if the LG G3 rumors are to be believed). It’s coming in with a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera that can shoot 4K video and a 3,000mAh battery.

Also under the hood of the Isai FL is 32GB of internal storage, a microSDXC card slot for cards up to 128GB, a 1.3MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi AC, NFC and more.

Of special noteworthy mention is that the device is billed with an IR blaster, and it features that same mysterious back sensor that the LG G3 does in its leaked shots. We wouldn’t be surprised if that’s where that infrared goodness is coming from on both the Isai FL and the LG G3.

Design wise, KDDI’s phone does have rear facing volume buttons, but they’ve either elected to keep the power button in a more traditional spot or remove it altogether in favor of LG KnockOn (double tap to wake). It’s a phone most of us will never see, but it’s nice to get a preview of sorts of what the LG G3 might offer when it’s unveiled later this month.

[KDDI via Engadget]

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