After teasing the HTC Butterfly on its website a few days ago, HTC yesterday officially unveiled this 5-inch handset at an event held in Taipei. This smartphone's specifications are similar to that of the Japan-only HTC J Butterfly and the US-only Droid DNA.
The HTC Butterfly, minus the J, is identical in specifications to its US and Japanese counterparts, which means that the 5-inch, Super LCD 3 screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is featured on this handset as well. The smartphone comes equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC running at 1.5 GHz and has 2 GB of RAM. HTC has chosen to endow the Butterfly with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it's Sense UI on top. The handset features a 2020 mAh li-polymer battery that should keep the handset running for quite some time. However, the company has not stated how long the battery will last, so there is no official information available on the battery life.
HTC Butterfly with 5-inch 1080p display aiming to set an example for future high-end smartphones
Commenting on the launch of this handset, Chief Executive Peter Chou at HTC said, “We are confident that HTC Butterfly will set a new example for high-end smartphones.”
Here is a quick look at some of the highlighted features of the HTC Butterfly:
5-inch super LCD 3 display with 1080p resolution
3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, DLNA
Bluetooth 4.0 with USB
8 MP camera with AF, BSI Sensor, f/2.0 with 1080p video recording, 2.1 MP front camera
16 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card