Unlocked HTC Butterfly Now on Pre-Order in the US

The smartphone should become available by the end of January

By on January 5th, 2013 12:51 GMT

Mobile phone users in the United States interested in the purchase of the unlocked flavor of HTC Butterfly can now pre-order the device, while expecting it to arrive at their doorsteps by the end of this month.

This is the HTC Butterfly X920E model that was officially launched in China, with no official plans to be brought to the US, but featuring about the same specs as the DROID DNA by HTC does over at Verizon Wireless.

Butterfly X920E was put up for pre-order in the US through online retailer Negri Electronics, which has started to accept reservations for the device recently, and which says that the phone should become available towards the end of this month.

The phone is available unlocked, but features a high price tag, which might actually prove a deal breaker for many: it costs $803.50 (609 Euro).

Even at this price, the device still doesn’t pack support for 4G LTE networks in the country, the same as DROID DNA does, but it still comes with HSPA+ connectivity in the 850MHz and 2100MHz bands.

The rest of the device’s specifications remain about the same as those available with DROID DNA, including the large 5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display that can deliver a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

The mobile phone also features a quad-core processor clocked in at 1.5GHz, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, while also packing a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of external storage.

On the back, the handset features an 8-megapixel photo snapper with support for full HD video recording, complemented by a front camera for making video calls while on the go.

WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity are also present on this device’s specs sheet, along with built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support and GLONASS, microUSB 2.0 and the like. The smartphone is powered by a Li-Ion 2020mAh battery and runs under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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