HTC Confirms Strong Sales for Butterfly, New Shipments Planned for Late December

It was launched back in October and was met with strong demand

By Cosmin Vasile on December 13th, 2012 00:01 GMT

It looks like HTC’s latest Android superphone, the Butterfly, has become extremely popular in some markets.

The smartphone was launched in Japan a few days ago and was met with strong demand, which has yet to be fulfilled.

According to Focus Taiwan, the HTC Butterfly shipments for Japan were nowhere near enough to meet the high demand. However, the Taiwanese company is now planning to send new HTC Butterfly shipments by the end of the month.

“Based on our initial feedback, the phone has become very popular in Japan and we have been endeavoring to boost our shipments,” said Peter Chou, HTC CEO.

Known as HTC J Butterfly in Japan, the smartphone was also launched in the United States as DROID DNA. The smartphone is exclusive to Verizon Wireless for $200/ €155 on 2-year contracts or for $600/ €460 outright. Check it out here.

HTC’s flagship Android smartphone is expected to arrive in Europe as well, though the handset maker has yet to come forward with an official announcement.

The Butterfly is one of the first Android smartphones to feature a 5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution.

Moreover, the device is equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 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.

The superphone also boasts an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera that integrates ImageSense technology, as well as autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.

Other highlights of the HTC Butterfly include: TV-out via MHL A/V link, dual-band Wi-Fi, DLNA, LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and microUSB MHL. The phone drains energy from a 2020 mAh Li-Polymer battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.
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