HTC has quietly outed the global version of DROID DNA, also known as HTC J Butterfly in Japan where it hit shelves two months ago.The smartphone is now listed on the company’s official site as HTC Butterfly. Unfortunately, there are no details on the handset’s availability and pricing options, but stay tuned for more updates on the matter.
Just like the DROID DNA that is now available for purchase in the US from Verizon Wireless, the HTC Butterfly ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard.
We suspect the Taiwanese company would want to further update the Butterfly to Android 4.2, though we’re still waiting for official word.
Hardware-wise, HTC Butterfly is no different from the other two models. The smartphone comes equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 Pro processor built on Krait architecture.
It also packs an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card. Keep in mind that actual storage size available for users is only 11GB.
Another strong point of the superphone is the stunning 5.0-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution (441ppi), and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
Unlike the North American version, it appears that the international model does not come with LTE, instead it offers HSPA support.
On the back, the device boasts an impressive 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash, and full HD (1080p) video recording. There’s also a secondary 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
It is also worth mentioning that the HTC Butterfly is powered by a high-capacity 2020 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated for up 353 hours of standby time or up to 12.8 hours of talk time.