HTC J Butterfly is the world’s first full HD smartphone, US and international release date still unclear
HTC has been present in Tokyo at a very special event where the Taiwan-based company has revealed the amazing HTC J Butterfly. With specs that rival and even overcome the high-end Samsung Galaxy S III, the HTC J Butterfly might still be a little too late to the party as the Taiwanese company is going through a very tough time.
This smartphone actually falls into the phablet category first started by the Dell Streak 5 as it features a 5- inch touchscreen. Although LG and Oppo were the first to announce 5-inch full HD smartphone displays, the HTC J Butterfly is actually the first smartphone with a full HD touchscreen.
The 5-inch 1,920 x 1,080p smartphone also comes packed with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM, built-in 16GB of flash storage with microSD expansion slot of up to 32GB, 4G LTE, GPS, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Beats Audio, 8-megapixel camera with full HD video recording and f/2.0 lens.
It’s worth noting that the display panels will be supplied by Sharp and Japan Display Inc, while the technology will be called Super LCD 3, and will offer an amazing 440ppi density which is the largest in a smartphone as it exceeds the one found in Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Apple’s iPhone 5 among others.
There is a secondary 2.1-megapixel camera in the front which may or may not be able of recording HD- ready or full HD videos.
The smartphone is a beauty to behold as it’s only 9.1mm thick. It may not be one of the thinnest smartphones out there, but the design is quite stunning, and it looks like a beefed up HTC One X.
According to Device Seeker, the HTC J Butterfly is running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Sense UI, while the juice will be provided by a 2,020mAh battery when it will become available in Japan on KDDI sometime this December.
HTC has confirmed that the J Butterfly will also become available worldwide, but we will find more information soon, as the Taiwanese company is due to announce an international and US release date, along with pricing and more information.