HTC J Butterfly unveiled in Japan, sounds awesome

HTC J Butterfly unveiled in Japan, sounds awesomeHTC has been rumoured to be working on a 5in Android smartphone for a good few months now, with proposed names including HTC One X 5 and even Google Nexus 5.

Well, it turns out the 5in rumours were right on the money. Meet the HTC J Butterfly. It’s just been unveiled over in the land of the rising sun.

The original HTC Butterfly was, in a nutshell, the Japanese variant of the HTC One S, with a 4.3in display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 8MP camera. Nothing too exciting then.

The HTC J Butterfly, on the other hand, has us drooling like Pavlovian dogs in a bell factory.

HTC J Butterfly specs include Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an 8MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,020mAh battery. Not too shabby at all.

The standout feature on the HTC J Butterfly, however, is the 5in 1080p display, yielding a PPI of 440. The Verge says: “the screen's slightly curved edges make the image look like it's melting off the side of the phone.” Yum.

As for the HTC J Butterfly's release date, well, it’ll land in Japan in December, but doesn’t sound like it’s heading elsewhere. Gah.

Let’s hope we see something similar out west sooner rather than later.

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5 comments

Pondlife  Oct. 17, 2012 at 15:47

The back looks nice, not so much the front, though the thin bezel is a plus.
Could do without these giant phones tbh

blizzard7  Oct. 17, 2012 at 20:27

The back looks nice, not so much the front, though the thin bezel is a plus.
Could do without these giant phones tbh


Have to agree Pondy. I wouldn't be fussed if we could have some more high-end 4 - 4.5 inchers, but those sizes seems mostly reserved for mid-range phones.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 17, 2012 at 21:46

+1
You may disagree with Tim Cook, but there's something to it: it's easy to built a good biiiiig phone, but building a great small one...

blizzard7  Oct. 17, 2012 at 21:51

+1
You may disagree with Tim Cook, but there's something to it: it's easy to built a good biiiiig phone, but building a great small one...


Hmmm... Maybe. I still think the Galaxy S III is the best phone money can buy at the moment, but that size isn't for me. Personally, I want a good 4.5" phone, but there's not much choice at that size.

Pondlife  Oct. 17, 2012 at 22:33

Xperia T comes in at 4.55 but is only negligibly smaller than the razr hd (not that it looks like we'll see that here)

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