Even though the latest hearsay claimed that the HTC Butterfly would not make it to Europe, the Taiwanese handset maker has just announced the immediate availability of the superphone in Russia.
Obviously, the fact that the device made it to Russia doesn’t mean that it will automatically hit shelves in other European countries, but it’s a very good start anyway.
Hi-Tech.Mail.ru reports that customers in Russia can now purchase the HTC Butterfly for no less than 27,990 rubles outright, which is about €690 or $925.
Apparently, the device has been heavily overpriced, but this is how the Russian market usually gets its newest devices anyway.
Nevertheless, those who can afford to grab the Butterfly won’t be sorry, as the phone packs the latest technologies created by HTC.
Software-wise, HTC Butterfly is delivered with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, but owners should rest easy as HTC has already confirmed that the smartphone will receive an Android 4.2 upgrade soon after launch.
On the inside, the smartphone is equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
HTC Butterfly comes with 16GB of internal memory, but only 11GB are available to users. However, owners can get more storage as the phone comes packed with microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
One of the reasons the Butterfly is so expensive is the fact that it comes with a hyper-vibrant 5.0-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
Another strong point of the superphone is the 8-meapixel main camera on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as HTC’s latest ImageSense technology.
Other highlights of the HTC Butterfly include: Beats Audio, 2020 Li-Polymer battery, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, along with NFC (Near Field Communication) support.