HTC reveals J Butterfly smartphone for Japan with 5-inch 1080p display and Android 4.1

by Colton Kaiser on
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Wait, can it be? Yes, HTC has finally revealed its long-rumored 5-inch smartphone, and it’s quite a device. The HTC J Butterfly is the company’s newest feat, sporting a Super LCD 3 1080p panel (440ppi), a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean . Users will also receive 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a MicroSD slot, 2020mAh batter, as well as an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter. The J Butterfly weighs in at just 140 grams and measures 9.11mm thick.

While we’ve seen this smartphone before wearing similarly-suited US attire, HTC’s J Butterfly is currently limited to KDDI’s network in Japan. Of course, there’s always a chance we could see a variant of this device announced for America (probably on Verizon), we’ll have to sit still until any more information emerges.

Regardless, HTC has crafted a magnificent device–one that boasts all of the latest hardware and specs. Are you impressed? Would you pick one up if it came to the US?

Source: HTC

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  • Tom

    Why can’t we have this as a nexus?

  • Bluebriz

    Au website lists it as running 4.0, not 4.1….

    • http://twitter.com/ColtonKaiser Colton Kaiser

      That’s strange. The J Butterfly for KDDI is definitely running Jelly Bean though.

  • qu

    google please!!! nexus htc!

  • Valnac

    J. Butterfly Wasn’t that a Chili Peppers lyric? “J. Butterfly is in the treetop. Birds that blow the meaning into bebop”.
    Interesting fact, I just looked that up, and she was an environmentalist that lived in a tree to prevent it from being cut down.

  • Aquanox

    440ppi… wtf! I’ve never heard of any comercial device with a ppi higher than 355. 2GB or RAM, external SD. That’s the phone of my damn dreams! HTC is one serious competitor for Samsung, they are actually making better devices IMO. I wish they have more public acceptance.

    • Aquanox

      Btw… is this a new pixel density record? It deserves more publicity.

  • cocoman

    perfect phone, the only problem is f***ing HTC SENSE