HTC J Butterfly 5-inch smartphone destined for Japan

HTC has unveiled its new high-end HTC J Butterfly smartphone, aimed at the Japanese market.

The 1080p-packing HTC J Butterfly.
(Credit: HTC)

The Taiwanese phone maker yesterday announced the arrival of the new handset, which features a 5-inch, 1080p display.

The HTC J Butterfly — available in red, white and black — boasts a 440ppi HD "Super LCD 3" panel, an 8-megapixel rear camera that can cope with 1080p video, 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. The phone operates through Qualcomm's 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon APQ8064 chip, and comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Beats Audio installed.

Within its 140g, 9.1mm waterproof package, there is more to tempt the HTC enthusiast. The HTC J Butterfly is equipped for global use — through near-field communication (NFC), long-term evolution (LTE) and CDMA/GSM/UMTS/GPRS radios. In addition, the handset has a microSDHC expansion, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.

HTC has not revealed its price, but based on specifications alone, it is likely to be aimed at the higher-end consumer market. If it never makes it out of Japan, there may be many disappointed customers; it could prove to be a rival for the firm's flagship HTC One X+ handset.


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Maverick_John posted a comment   

:( stupid HTC ignoring australia again.


GaryT1 posted a comment   

This better get an Australian release, as it will be my next phone!


Im Batman posted a comment   

Utterly ridiculous... so want


ozoneocean posted a comment   

That thing looks amazing! I just got the Galaxy Note 2... :(
This could be perfect if it had a pressure sensitive pen.

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