HTC J Butterfly 5-inch smartphone destined for Japan

There are no current plans to roll out the 5-inch, 1080p smartphone worldwide.

HTC has unveiled its new high-end HTC J Butterfly smartphone aimed at the Japanese market.

The Taiwanese phone maker announced today the arrival of the new handset, which features a 5-inch, 1080p display.

The HTC J Butterfly -- available in red, white, or black -- boasts a 440ppi HD "Super LCD 3" panel, an 8-megapixel rear camera that can cope with 1080p video, 16GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. The phone operates through Qualcomm's 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon APQ8064 chip and comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Beats Audio installed.

The HTC J Butterfly HTC

Within its 140g, 9.1mm waterproof package, there is more to tempt the HTC enthusiast. The HTC J Butterfly is equipped for global use -- through NFC, LTE, and CDMA/GSM/UMTS/GPRS radios. In addition, the handset has a microSDHC expansion, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi.

HTC has not revealed its price but based on specifications alone, it is likely to be aimed at the higher-end consumer market. If it never makes it out of Japan, there may be many disappointed customers -- as it could prove a rival for the firm's flagship HTC One X+ handset.

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