LG breaks the 500ppi barrier with the Isai FL: the first brand-name phone with a 5.5" Quad HD display hints about the G3
posted by Daniel P. / May 08, 2014, 4:28 AM
phone from a major brand-name manufacturer like LG, which is announced with a Quad HD display. The 5.5" panel sports the breathtaking 1440x2560 pixels of resolution, and breaks the 500ppi barrier with the whopping 538ppi pixel density. That's the same display that LG just detailed in a press release as "an ultra-slim panel with a mere 1.2 mm thickness and has a 1.15 mm bezel, which will be the narrowest available." It also "meets the 100 percent RGB color reproduction standard," and has managed to achieve the same peak brightness level as a 1080p panel, despite stuffing 3.7 million pixels on an area with a 5.5" diagonal. Moreover, since the screen utilizes an LTPS backplane, its power consumption should be commensurate with what we are seeing from current 1080p panels, too.Before anything else is said, we have to note that this is the first
That's not all that is good about the LG isai FL handset, though - it sports an edgeless design, with extremely narrow bezels from three sides, left, right and top, which makes the 5.5" display fit in a rather compact for its size body. Unfortunately, nothing is listed about the processor, but considering that the phone support LTE-A speeds of up to 150Mbps, we'd wager to guess it is of the Snapdragon 80X family. The LG isai FL sports a 13 MP camera on the back, 32 GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot, and has a 3000 mAh battery pack to keep the lights on. Moreover, that elliptic opening on the back seems to be a fingerprint sensor indeed, in addition to LG's Knock Code unlocking shenanigans. We'll know very soon which of these specs will translate to the G3, as LG is expected to announce it on May 27th, but the screen looks marvelous, and the isai FL is also waterproof, so nudge, wink, LG.
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I always knew that Qhd wont consume more power infact lesser. When 1080P devices were launched, people said they will suffer from poor battery life but again they had much better battery life. In one Sentence : Lg know what they doing and they are masters in making LCD displays.
posted on May 08, 2014, 4:30 AM 8
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Good news since I prefer LCD over OLED. :)
posted on May 08, 2014, 5:19 AM 3
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Are you the guy that makes a modified Camera on XDA? :-D
posted on May 08, 2014, 5:35 AM 2
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The only "bad" thing for QHD is the GPU has to work more to push the pixels, but that should only be noticeable in very intense games. And as far as I know, no game pushes SD 800 with a 1080p to the brink of lag. Maybe in 2-3 years it will be a bottle neck.
posted on May 08, 2014, 6:17 AM 0
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Your argument is invalid. They do consume more power, more pixels require more power and more rendering from the GPU. So the only thing that has improved battery life has actually been increasing the battery capacity and improve the power consumption of the GPU and CPU. Of course there are technologies that make the displays not consume so much power but Qhd still uses more power than Full hd. The main difference has been the increase in battery capacity allowed by the increasing size of smartphones.
posted on May 08, 2014, 7:04 AM 0
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Mamamia! That thin bezel is just insane. Bring it on, LG!
posted on May 08, 2014, 4:34 AM 0
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But whys the bottom bezel still big? IMO that's the worst bezel as it means you the top of the screen is further away Hopefully on the G3, both the top and bottom bezel are small, instead of top being tiny and bottom being big Still good on LG for making it only 145 x 76 x 10.5 mm!
posted on May 08, 2014, 5:23 AM 0
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Agreed, but I think it would look better if they evened out the top and bottom bezels and made them symmetrical (i.e. both small, instead of one tiny and one big) I guess its just personal preference
posted on May 08, 2014, 6:56 AM 1
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There will always be a big bezel somewhere on phones. They all still have speakers. Headphone jacks. Charging plugs. Capacitive sensors with front facing cams All those are still big pieces of hardware. You cant have the best/biggest camera with zoom and ois and be thin. Cant have edge to edge no bezels and not be able to charge it( unless wireless charging becomes standard to eliminate the plug, but then not everyone can get wifi). So i honestly feel unless we sacrifice certain parts and plugs. Or innovations are made You will at least always have one big bezel
posted on May 08, 2014, 7:14 AM 1
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The offset bezel here gives you a reference for the top and bottom of the phone. If it was perfectly centered, I bet you'd find yourself frequently grabbing your phone upside down. I don't mind this.. makes my Note 2 look like it has ultra fat bezels! lol Very nice looking phone!
posted on May 08, 2014, 9:07 AM 0
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Looks pretty nice, as does the Xperia ZL2 which I have also seen today.
posted on May 08, 2014, 4:36 AM 1
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Wow.. Waterproof? I thought you need thick bezel to accommodate water proofing. Suck on that Sony and Samsung S5!.
posted on May 08, 2014, 5:22 AM 3
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