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.
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'shandset.