HTC J Butterfly announced for Japan

Rumors there have been around about a new HTC phone with a large 1080p display. Finally, from HTC came official confirmation. Indeed, the new handset, called ‘HTC J Butterfly’, is scheduled for release in Japan on AU/KDDI in December

Its rumored display has also been confirmed, this making the device the first smartphone to have a 1080p display. This is a 5.0-inch, Super LCD3 with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which gives it a pixel density of the astonishing 440 ppi. The ‘butterfly’ is only slightly bigger than the One X (134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm) and at 140g weighs just 10g more.

Inside, the HTC J butterfly runs on a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB internal memory along with a microSD card slot.

The device also features an 8 megapixel camera on the back, with 1080p video recording, and on the front there is a 2 MP camera allowing video calls. The phone supports LTE and NFC and is dust and waterproof (IPX5). The battery is only 2,020mAh, which we find a bit strange for a phone with such specs. The HTC J butterfly will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

The phone will be offered in three colors: red, black and white. As said, this particular model will be exclusive for Japan, but we hope to see an international version soon enough.

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