Announced for Japan today, it should arrive worldwide as well
Today, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation made official a new handset running under Google’s Android operating system, namely the HTC J Butterfly.This smartphone appears meant to become the company’s new flagship device, courtesy of its large 5-inch touchscreen display and the powerful processor it was packed with.
Previous rumors have suggested that the vendor might be working on a new large smartphone to better compete with behemoths such as Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II or Optimus Vu and Optimus Vu II, and it all proved real in the end.
HTC J Butterfly appears to be that device, promising a great experience on its 5-inch full HD Super LCD 3 screen (440ppi), which was designed to deliver clear visuals courtesy of three main factors, namely Brightness, Contrast, and Color.
The screen is a bit convex, which makes all even more appealing. According to The Verge, even if the display is so large, the phone actually appears compact, mainly due to its 9.1mm thickness.
Additionally, there’s the quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor packed inside the smartphone, complemented by 2GB of RAM, certain to deliver high performance levels to all users.
The new phone also comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the back, capable of delivering great video and photo snapping features to all users. The same as with all recent high-end devices, it can record clips in high resolution.
The specifications list of this handset also shows 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB, a front camera for making video calls, and a 2020mAh battery.
HTC J Butterfly arrives on shelves with 16GB of internal memory and sports a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
Running under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right from the start, the new handset also features HTC’s Sense 4+ user interface. The phone itself should arrive on shelves in various color versions, including a black and red combination.
HTC has announced the smartphone for the Japanese market for the time being, but should become available for purchase in other countries around the world as well. Expect an official announcement on the matter in the not too distant future.