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.