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.”

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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57 Comments

1. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

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

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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?

16. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

48. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

55. g2a5b0e unregistered

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?

56. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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. http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/03/22/apples-iphone-5c-failure-flop-outsold-blackberry-windows-phone-and-every-android-flagship-in-q4 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. http://9to5mac.com/2013/10/07/iphone-5s-takes-top-slot-from-samsung-galaxy-s4-at-u-s-carriers-good-showing-by-5c-too/

57. g2a5b0e unregistered

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. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPhone-5s-still-ringing-up-sales-say-Wall-Street-firms_id53532#2-33-of-those-surveyed-plan-on-buying-an-Apple-iPhone-5s 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.

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

18. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2452; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

29. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

Its all about the software not the RAM ...

31. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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...

37. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

38. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

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

41. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

2. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Fugly.

9. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Couldn't agree more mate

12. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

The white one was prettier.

39. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

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

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

8. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

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

10. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Looks like a power button to me.

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

21. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

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

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Now, that is sexy!

32. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I think its not!

5. Sauce unregistered

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

7. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

14. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 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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