Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 17, 2012.
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HTC has embraced the trend of smartphones with extraordinarily large screens and has also introduced the highest resolution seen on a smartphone with the all-new HTC J Butterfly. Announced today as an exclusive to the Japanese market - for now - the HTC J Butterfly features a 5-inch Super LCD 3 screen with a 1080p resolution. The Full HD screen has 1920 x 1080 on a small screen, leading to an eye-popping 440 pixels per inch. That beats all other displays currently on the market.
Japanese carrier AU/KDDI will launch the HTC J Butterfly in December, but it's not out of the realm of possibility to imagine a variant of this phone appearing in other parts of Asia, Europe, and North America later this year. Previous rumors had pegged this device as the Droid Incredible X for Verizon, and the Samsung Galaxy Note has proven that consumers are willing to embrace phones with large displays. TheVerge reports that HTC plans to deliver a 5-inch, 1080p display to other parts of the world, so the LCD 3 may pop up somewhere else, even if the HTC J Butterfly remains in Japan.
Here are some key HTC J Butterfly specs:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense UI
- 16GB ROM, 32GB microSDHC slot
- 2 GB RAM
- 8 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
- 2,020 mAh battery
- LTE capable
- Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n (2.4GHz/5GHz)
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.