During these past several weeks, a handful of rumors indicating that LG might be working on a new Isai smartphone have hit the blogosphere in full force. As you may all know, last year’s Isai has been reserved for the Japanese market, and the new model should follow the same launch pattern as its predecessor. The most interesting thing about the Isai however, is the fact that it heavily borrows hardware and design elements from the LG G line-up (or is it the other way around?). Either way, the upcoming Isai can be viewed as the LG G3’s sibling, and also as a distant cousin to the Google Nexus 6, so the Isai has managed to get our undivided attention.
Now, the big news today is that the LG Isai has just been officially announced, so let’s take a quick look at what this handset has to offer.
LG Isai Officially Announced – Looks Just As Good As We’ve Hoped
Indeed ladies and gents, the Isai has now been made official, and thankfully, our expectations (which have been based on earlier leaks and rumors) have been met. The handset looks gorgeous, and under the hood there’s enough horsepower to satisfy even the most demanding power users.
The device packs a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (making it the first LG smartphone to walk into WQHD territory), and under the hood beats the heart of a Snapdragon 801 MSM8975-AC quad-core processor. There are 2 GB of RAM on-board, a 13.2 MP main camera complemented by a 1.3 MP secondary sensor, and everything is being powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. The gadget comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, and features a new user interface boasting “Isai motion” and “Knock Code“.
The handset also supports WiMAX 2 + LTE-A, it weigs 160 grams, it boasts dust and waterproof capabilities and it measures 145 x 76 x 10.5 mm. Yup, it appears that the Isai is quite thick, but thankfully, the smartphone makes up for it with its looks. It will also be offered in white, pink and blue flavors.
Sadly, the Isai has been developed by LG in conjunction with KDDI, and this means that the device will most likely not be seeing the light of day outside of Japan. Thankfully and as mentioned above, the LG Isai can be viewed as a preview of things to come on the International market, through the LG G3 and perhaps the upcoming Nexus flagship phone.
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