LG launches quad HD isai FL Android for Japan

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In recent weeks LG G3 leaks have given us a solid idea of what to expect from the phone’s hardware layout, but this wasn’t always the case. Less than a month back, we still didn’t have any evidence that really clued us in to the G3’s design. As such, we looked everywhere for hints that might point us in the right direction, and one of these was the LG isai FL, showing up in a few leaked renders. With the previous isai model taking heavy inspiration from the G2, we wondered if the isai FL might similarly reflect elements of the G3. Now’s our chance to start finding out, as the isai FL goes official in Japan.

Remember that 5.5-inch quad HD panel LG just revealed? Wouldn’t you know it, but it shows up here in the isai FL, giving the phone’s display a pixel density of 538ppi. The handset runs a 2.5GHz Snapdragon SoC (so, presumably an 801) and has 2GB of RAM. That’s interesting, as we’d been expecting the G3 to get 3GB – but if this means the G3 will also get two, or that the G3 and isai FL might be configured differently, we can’t yet say. There’s a 13-megapixel main camera, 2MP front-facer, and the hardware supports microSD expansion. The phone packs a 3000mAh battery, offers 32GB internal storage, and will be available in white, blue, and pink.

What about a fingerprint scanner? Well, that’s a good question. We don’t see any mention of one at all in this press release, but then what the heck’s that oval to the left of the rear volume controls? We do notice that IR support is confirmed, but just like we mentioned earlier, flat on a phone’s back seems like a really bad place to locate an IR transceiver. Hopefully, with this guy now going live, answers should be quick to arrive.

Source: KDDI (Bing Translate)
Via: Android and Me

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