We’re all waiting for LG to announce the G3, its top-of-the-range smartphone for 2014, but in the meantime it has revealed the Isai FL in Japan, which steals what’s expected to be one of the G3′s standout features. It’s the first device to use the 2560×1440 pixel Quad HD touchscreen, which LG confirmed it was working on last year. Rumours have consistently linked the display with the LG G3.
The Isai FL is the follow-up to the Isai, which was the Japanese version of the LG G2. As such, it gives us a hint about what to expect from the G3 when it’s launched. The 5.5-inch, 538ppi touchscreen dominates the front panel, thanks to some astoundingly slim bezels, along with the characteristic rear-mounted volume controls. We can’t wait to see the 2560×1440 pixel resolution in real life, and compare it to the already excellent 1080p screens from LG.
In addition to the high-res screen, the phone has a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera, and Android KitKat as its operating system. It’ll connect to 4G LTE networks, and has 32GB of internal memory, plus a microSD card slot.
The Isai FL is an exclusive to the KDDI network in Japan, so it won’t be making it over to the UK, but it’s likely to be fairly close in design to the G3. LG is holding an event in London on 27 May, where we’re expecting it to reveal the new phone, and we’ll bring you all the news on the day.