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LG Isai FL leaks again, this time in pink, specs in tow

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LG Isai FL leaks again, this time in pink, specs in tow
When the LG Isai FL for Japanese telecom KDDI leaked earlier this week, we were excited about the clues it may offer about what LG may have in store for us with the successor to the highly praised LG G2 and maybe even what the Nexus 6 may present.

The Isai line has been an exclusive on KDDI’s wireless carrier, au, also known as “au by KDDI,” since it was introduced last year. These new images, of an LG device, also model number LGL24, are branded for au like before.

The design language is the same as what we saw too, except this time, we have some specifications to go along with the device, and they don’t disappoint, though they probably will not surprise you. Underneath that bright pink body is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU clocked at 2.5GHz. The screen measures 5.5-inches and is an LCD. There is 2GB of RAM accompanied by 32GB of microSD expandable storage.

The battery is 3,000mAh and naturally Android 4.4 KitKat is on board. The Isai is also water resistant with an IPx7 rating, meaning that the device will be good for immersion in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. The “x” simply means that the dust-proof certification is still to be determined or just not known, though given the 7 rating for water, it is not out of bounds to think particle protection will rate a 5 or 6, 5 being “dust protected,” 6 being “dust tight.”

LG Isai FL leaks again, this time in pink, specs in tow
As for the rest of the device, the volume buttons are where we remember from the G2, the power/lock button has returned to the side, thankfully without hurting the beautifully thin bezels, and there is a speaker along the bottom. The item next to the volume rocker is still a mystery, but rumors we are reading indicate either a fingerprint sensor or heartbeat monitor, remember though, that is a guess pulled from the hip. Either way, between these images, the specs, and some other purported images of the LG G3, we are looking forward to seeing it up close.  Last year's Isai shared very similar specifications to the LG G2, so it is not a stretch to bridge the gap.

If these specs hold up, along with all the other rumors we have gather about the LG G3, it is going to make a big splash when it gets formally announced this summer.

source: @evleaks

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posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:27 2

1. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

Why no 3g of ram ._.
Come on people future-proof your phones!

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:37 14

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It is future proof. KitKat was optimized for 512 MB of RAM, why don't you think 4 times that amount won't guarantee updates for at least 2 years?

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 01:23

16. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

It's just nice to add it to flagship phones now. The Note 3 and Z2 did it, why can't other OEM's hop aboard and do the same? Being an early-bird and putting 3g of ram earlier would help the phone stand up to future competition better. 2015 will (hopefully) be the year of 3g rammed-android phones.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 01:35 6

17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Because it's an unnecessary expense. The Note 3 needs that extra GB because of it's insane multitasking capabilities, also it's a niche product whose buyers are willing to pay for the extra capabilities. The Z2 is also more expensive than the HTC One M8 and the GS5, at least from Negri Electronics.

So, manufacturers had the option to either use 2 GB of RAM and keep the price down to appeal more towards mainstream consumers, or add an extra GB and risk a loss in sales for a feature that isn't really necessary unless in extreme conditions. I think the former is a better option, and obviously most other manufacturers think so too.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 06:40 2

30. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

The extra ram is great as piece of mind in case LG does incorporate insane multitasking capabilities in future updates. The problem is LG doesn't update much. Haha

Either way, ram is more necessary than boom sound, waterproofing, heart rate monitors, useless depth cameras, HTC logos that make your phone 7mm taller than the competition, ugly camera bumps etc.

Basically it doesn't hurt as long the company absorbs the slight extra cost. That doesn't slide for Apple but LG and Samsung and Hyundai underprice like crazy. That is how they penetrated the a North American market. Quality and specs for cheaper than the rest.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 14:01

48. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

If LG takes a slight hit in their profit margin to get a device with 3 GB of RAM down to the cost of the Galaxy S5 or One M8, then that's fine by me. If LG either adds great multitasking features or guarantees 2 or 3 years of updates to take advantage of that 3 GB of RAM, even better. But if they're going to keep their margins the same, not add any extra multitasking features, and drop support for the phone after 1 or 2 years, I would rather them invest that extra cost in something else.

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 08:45

55. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3778; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

The fact that anyone still calls the Note series a niche product blows my mind. The Note 3 has been one of the top 3 selling phones on every carrier in the U.S. since it debuted. It's also sold over 20 million worldwide already. If that's "niche", what does that make every phone from HTC, Sony, LG, Motorola, & all the OEMs that don't sell nearly as much as the Note?

posted on 20 Apr 2014, 13:22

56. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Really? Last time I looked at a chart from U.S carriers about top phones, the iPhone 5S/C and Galaxy S4 filled the list. The Note 3 never made the top 3, even though it's best selling months were October, November, and December; two of which are included in the chart.


The Note 3 launched on AT&T and Sprint in October, but I'm not sure when T-Mobile and Verizon got it. And for the 3 months prior to the new iPhones releasing, The HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, and Galaxy S3 had the #3 spots; that's better than what the Note 3 did in it's best selling months.


posted on 20 Apr 2014, 15:10

57. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3778; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I guess we have differing information here. I was clearly being a little overzealous when I said it's been in the top 3 since it debuted, but according to this data, #3 on all 4 major carriers in January & February. No data on December, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was there as well.


Most of the data you showed were from months before the Note 3 even came out. Anyway, the point is, how can anyone consider a device that is #3 on all the major carriers for multiple months in a row niche? When all is said & done, it will sell more than any Motorola, HTC, LG, or Sony phone. People may have considered the original Note a niche device, but the Note 2 & 3 are far from it.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:50

11. hurrycanger (Posts: 1624; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Why? Companies love to have people upgrading to the latest models. xD

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 01:36 6

18. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1615; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

It's not the amount of RAM but rather the speed that really counts. I think 2 GB is still fine for what phones are being used for right now. The next logical progression would be if they were to do something like the Ubuntu Edge where the phone can be plugged in and become a full-fledge computer. When that happens, then the RAM would need to be bumped to about 4 GB or more.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 06:20

29. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 280; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Its all about the software not the RAM ...

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 07:09 1

31. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

2GB RAM is fine...the Nexus 5 had no problem managing that...nice to see the 5.5 inch screen...still small...but, an improvement...

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 08:33

37. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Dude you should really have a huge pair of hands to say that....

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 08:48

38. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

Indeed, He must be at least 6'10" to say that...

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 10:40

41. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Well, that's why they have the G Pro series.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:27 11

2. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:43 5

9. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)

Couldn't agree more mate

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:51 5

12. sipha (Posts: 438; Member since: 12 May 2012)

The white one was prettier.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 08:52 1

39. refillable (Posts: 1070; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

The colour is ugly, but the design is pretty good nevertheless. Not as good Optimus G though.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:28 4

3. Anshulonweb (Posts: 432; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

I wish it was snapdragon 805 and 3gb ram.... but it is water resistant which is good thing...

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:40 1

8. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

See the open micro USB slot on the right? It isn't waterproof. Lol.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:49 3

10. sipha (Posts: 438; Member since: 12 May 2012)

Looks like a power button to me.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:54 2

13. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

It may be a power button, if it's really a micro USB slot, it can also mean that LG used some kind of coating that will prevent water damage just like what Sony did on their headphone jack on the Xperia Z1 and Z2.

Don't judge it so quickly when it isn't even announced yet.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 02:05

21. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Yeah whatever. It's still ugly though, I believe in omnibalance you know.. Hahaa

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:33 2

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Now, that is sexy!

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 07:29 5

32. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

I think its not!

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:35

5. Sauce (unregistered)

So…If this really does come out in pink, will the rest of the industry start releasing pink phones?

Nuff' said :)

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:38

7. egbtmagus (Posts: 93; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Next to the volume rocker is the IR Sensor for the Remote Control software... The Flex had it in the same spot.

posted on 19 Apr 2014, 00:57

14. Maxwell.R (Posts: 217; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

The G Flex had it on the back (and it was little square-ish round looking thing btw), due to the curved chassis of device. It was a space consideration. The IR blaster also doesn't need to be that big. We'll eat crow if we're wrong, but we don't think that's an IR port.

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