Although HTC confirmed several weeks ago that HTC Butterfly wouldn’t be launched in Europe, it looks like UK-based retailer Mobicity has just started taking pre-orders for the Taiwanese company’s high-end Android smartphone.In fact, it appears that Mobicity has scored an agreement with HTC for the exclusive distribution of the Butterfly in countries where the retailer is currently present.
We reported yesterday that the device was available for pre-order in the UK and now it looks like the Australian branch of Mobicity also accepts pre-orders for HTC Butterfly.
Fortunately for Android fans in Australia, the smartphone is way cheaper than in the UK, where customers must pay no less than £660/€815/$1070 off contract in order to pre-purchase the HTC Butterfly.
The good news is that Mobicity Australia is offering the Butterfly for a lot less as customers will only have to pay $850 (€675) outright in order to grab the smartphone. Check it out here.
It is also worth mentioning that HTC Butterfly is available in red and white colors. Mobicity claims that the shipping of the smartphone is scheduled to begin on January 18, which means customers might receive it as early as January 19.
HTC Butterfly ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system onboard and packs a powerful 1.5 quad-core processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
The handset comes with 16GB of internal memory, but only 11GB will be available for users. Luckily, the Butterfly packs microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The phone’s main selling point is the amazing 5-inch Super LCD3 full HD (1080p) capacitive touchscreen display that features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
The Butterfly won’t support all Australian 4G networks, but it will come with HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and GPS with GLONASS. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.