Videos: LG’s first Quad HD phone launches in Japan and it’s beautiful

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 8, 2014

Video courtesy of Buz Zap.

Who needs bezels? Or old fashioned Full HD screens? If you’re a customer of Japan’s KDDI carrier, you could be asking these very questions starting in July, when LG’s new Isai FL (LGL24) will hit the market as one of the world’s first Quad HD smartphones.

We usually don’t report on Japan-only devices here at Android Authority, but for the Isai FL we are making an exception for several reasons. One of them is the amazing design of the device, with its three-sided narrow bezels screen and bold color palette.

lg isai fl

Then there’s the screen itself – the Isai FL features the 5.5-inch Quad HD (2,560 × 1,440, 538ppi) that LG just officially unveiled this morning. The Isai FL is not the world’s first phone to feature such a display, with that honor going to a device sold in China by Vivo. But it’s the first Quad HD phone from a major international manufacturer, which brings us to the third reason we’re featuring the Isai FL today, which is its connection with the upcoming LG G3.

The G3 is said to be featuring similar specifications with the Isai FL, Quad HD display included, though, sadly, the fresh design won’t carry over to the new flagship. Rumors and leaks point to a metallic finish, three color options, and a G2-like general appearance. We’ll learn just how similar the G3 will be to the Isai FL on May 27, when LG is holding a massive launch event for its new top of the line.

Video courtesy of Rbbtodaycom

Getting back to the Isai FL, the device is part of KDDI’s summer lineup, alongside smartphones from Sony, Samsung, and HTC. Besides that beautiful screen, the phone packs a Snapdragon 801 processor, a 13MP camera, 32GB of storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The device will go on sale starting in July.

  • V-Phuc

    Now, we’re talking! Can’t wait to see the LG released in US. Hopefully, it will bring some of the features people have come to expect: QuadHD, bigger battery, 32GB storage, micro SD slot.

  • Eduardo Perdomo

    3000mah battery on that screen??? The G2 is FHD with 3000mAh… they’ll have to do magic on the g3 about battery life

    • das

      more pixels dosnt mean more power consumption , backlight does

      • androidkin

        except a gpu using more battery life to power all the pixels of a QHD display. the GPU has to push almost twice as many pixels on a QHD screen than a FHD screen.

        • das

          that does not require much work as u think though ,upscaling the UI on android to fit a 2k display isnt a hard task

          • LightofHonor

            It’s not upscaling. It’s rendering. The higher the resolution, the more power for the same GPU to run it.

  • das

    lag much …

    • Jayfeather787

      There is none. Maybe your graphics card that you are watching the video with is slow…
      LG’s UI is not the fastest though, for sure. Any lag is not caused by the phone’s hardware, but by it running LG’s UI.
      However, I did not see any lag.

      • das

        i did

        • simpleas

          and my pc and mac lags too at times. whats your point?

          • das

            my s4 dosnt lag :)

  • Shark Bait

    Lg are on fire ATM! Nothing like a scrappy underdog to pull some big punches. 2104 nexus anyone??

    • Jayfeather787

      Can’t wait!

    • Ryu

      I can’t wait for the 2104 Nexus!

      • Jayfeather787

        I wish there would be 2104 Nexus. Very sad that the next Nexus is the last one.

      • MasterMuffin

        Going to be along wait!

  • James

    Hell yeah! Good on LG for pushing the envelope! Can’t wait for the G3 AA! Can’t wait to see your coverage.

  • Brandon Power
  • grammar police

    awesome! and also a recent apps button, hope the g3 will use it too

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  • Jin T

    icons are horrible !

  • supremekizzle

    I wish the G3 would’ve liked like this. Unfortunately it’s going to be closer in size to the M8…

  • Kettzy

    Samsung losing out to LG in all aspects.

  • Raghav Kapur

    dat thin bezel :)