Leaked LG Isai photo may give us the first clues about LG G3's design


If @evleaks's latest discovery reallyis what it's cracked up to be, then what you are seeing here is the next LG Isaismartphone, made exclusively for the Japanese telecom KDDI. How isthis relevant? Well, if the leaked photo is legit, then this couldbe our first sneak-peek at what the upcoming LG G3, and perhaps theNexus 6 to an extent, will look like.



How do we know that? The LG Isai waslaunched as a KDDI Japan exclusive last year, and as you can see foryourself (in the image below), it's basically the LG G2 without the back buttons, and withadditional plastic around the edges. It also has the same specs asLG's 2013 flagship, but it launched in cool aqua and blue colors inaddition to the black and white shades we know.



We cannot conclude very much about theLG G3 from this photo, but we're definitely looking at a largedisplay (though less than 6 inches), surrounded by bezels that seemjust slightly thicker than the LG G2's famously thin side frames. Tocompensate, the top bezel is heavily reduced, but there's no front camera to be found. The front camera and microphone are located on the bottom bezel, although you may have to do some brightness and contrast adjustments to the photo to see them clearly. Moving on to the flat,transparent UI that the display shows – well, we probably shouldn'tread too much into it, as this interface is destined only for KDDI'ssmartphones. Still, it is rumored that LG has been working to flattenand simplify its Optimus UI.




Unlike the 2013 Isai, which has aregular button layout, the new design introduces the LG G2'sback-panel controls. It's a very different implementation, however -the volume controls are much thinner, while the lock/unlock button is moved to the right of the handset. The camera and flash are easy tospot, but the thingy to the left of the volume keys leaves us puzzled.Perhaps it's a sensor of some kind. We can also see a headphone jack on top, a microUSB port on the bottom, anda lone speaker. Like in the G2, there's no microSD slot.



As a whole, this is an impressivephone, and if it's for real, the LG G3 won't look much different.Still, there are a good two months before the smartphone's allegedJune announcement, and by then we will surely have a much betterimpression of its design.



source: @evleaks

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83 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The thing I didn't like about G2 is the back material. (I've seen it IRL so I know that I don't like it) But this Isai seems to have a better looking finish on it. G3 is gonna be awesome too!

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

One think I don't like about LG is they make their phone too wide... XD

68. thunder18

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

The G2 was exactly the same 2.8" wide as the Galaxy S4 which also makes it .1" narrower than the S5. What exactly are you comparing it to?

70. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

bottom bezel are too thick. garbage.

72. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Compared to the M8 and S5, it's about the same. Besides, there needs to be some bottom bezel or else the ergonomics are awful.

62. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Yeah, but on the comparative picture the "Isai" is not the same as on the upper pictures.....so this is probably fake.

63. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The lower one is last years Isai. Upper is the new one

65. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Whoops, have not seen that.....my bad.

74. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Well thats not bad... looking like a pretty solid phone... in blue color, its looking like a copy of sharp's phone

2. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Looks pretty sharp, I like it.

25. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

BECAUSE that is an LG Japanese version FOR JAPAN MARKET, and Sharp is also a Japanese brand. they have distinct and very common in their design.... like Samsung and LG Korea they have very similar in design as KOREANS! LG G3 will be more good looking speakers on the BOTTOM! a bit bigger REAR KEYS!

28. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

LG and Samsung don't have similar design because they are Koreans, more like because LG's model of late is to copy Samsung.

30. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LOL! better check LG Korean phones long time ago before you say that! FYI LG was the real Pioneer in many things in S.KOREA than SAMSUNG! Including DESIGN of their Products! GoldStar FIRST to Introduced Most Innovation Technology in S.KOREA before Samsung Copied it. KOREA'S FIRST RADIO KOREA'S FIRST REFRIGERATOR KOREA'S FIRST COLOR TV KOREA'S FIRST TELEPHONE KOREA'S FIRST FULLY CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREEN PHONE. and many more.... SAMSUNG IS JUST A Follower of LG(Goldstar)

39. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Okay tell me...LG where never the first in WORLD... They just copy(in you words) what is already in the global market.... But was first to make digital TV... And phone with MP3 support....

47. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Im NOT TALKING TO YOU Sir! this is about SAMSUNG and LG! in South Korea!

50. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

im not talking to you? lmaooo how old are you son?

40. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Okay tell me...LG where never the first in WORLD... They just copy(in you words) what is already in the global market.... But Samsung was first to make digital TV... And phone with MP3 support....

69. thunder18

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

And then LG took it a step farther and was the first to design an MP3 playing phone with a built in FM transmitter so you could play your tunes over the car stereo. http://www.geek.com/mobile/new-sprint-music-phone-includes-a-built-in-fm-transmitter-563023/ Also an innovative thing to do. Samsung did not invent everything, nor did Apple or LG.

33. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG(Goldstar) was the FIRST Korean company to establish a comprehensive design research laboratory (May 1981) LG is well known for its AWARD WINNING DESIGNS! SAMSUNG WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED as" FOOD MAKER" NOT an ELECTRONIC DEVICES TECHNOLOGY Company!

38. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

what has this to do with my argument? Look how LG ditched the glass Optimus G and went for glossy plastic in attempt to copy Samsung, the majority of people noticed the resemblance between the G Pro and Note 2, and the S4 and G2. Not to mention the ripped off UI. Did you check the G Pro 2 "features", they are copied directly from the Note series. Check the settings menu and camera app, the only difference is the colors used, other than that, they are identical.

43. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

as i told you SEARCH FOR LG PAST PHONE'S DESIGN! then tell me WHO'S COPYCAT? LG'S OPTIMUS G'S BACK TEXTURES WAS COPIED BY SAMSUNG FOR MEGA PHABLETS! Optimus G pro is very different design to Note2 ONLY BLIND Sammy FANTARDS say it look the same...

44. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Optimus G it self is a copy of S2...

48. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

you are BLIND ! NO DOUBT!

53. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

http://mymobilelifetv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/1024-sidebyside-G-vs-S2.jpg see that... if not for bigger bezels...both looks same...

55. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

i believe you are blind! OG has no physical button while S2 does ! see the position of front camera and that earpiece. see also the position of back camera and the Crystal reflection texture patterns on OG. NOW I LAUGH AT YOU..........

56. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

trust me, you don't wanna argue this kid, he ll copy past everything he founds on Wikipedia related to LG's history.

57. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

SAMSUNG IS THE COPYCAT! THANKS TO APPLE FOR SUING SAMSUNG!!!!!!!

59. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I KNOW ABOUT LG and SAMSUNG BECAUSE IM a KOREAN!

64. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

all I had to do was copy one of your comments and google it, and just like expected, copy pasting from Wikipedia lol You might be Korean, but you're surely a hell of a troll.

79. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Not only that. He will refuse to accept any points you make no matter how factual they are, and instead choose to yell at u and throw a hissy fit like a 5 year old kid.

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