HTC Butterfly is a 5-inch 1080p phone causing a storm

The HTC Butterfly is a 5-inch quad-core phone with a 1080p screen, and its coming soon.

A butterfly flaps its wings in one place, and a storm erupts on the other side of the world. But if you're currently getting rained on, don't blame the HTC Butterfly.

The Butterfly is a new version of the HTC J Butterfly on sale in Japan, and known as the Droid DNA in the US. It sports a 5-inch 1080p high-definition screen, and underneath that is a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with a whopping 2GB of RAM.

Also on board is an 8-megapixel camera with 16GB of storage for your music and movies, snaps and apps. Word on the street is that this Butterfly won't flap its wings here in the UK, but it's been added to HTC's global website so fingers crossed.

We're expecting big things from HTC in the next year, including an all-conquering flagship phone in the shape of the rumoured HTC M7 and a 6-inch phone to rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 .

HTC burst onto the scene just a few short years to produce what were the definitive Android phones in the early days of Google's software for mobile phones and tablets. But as HTC and others made Android successful, it was Samsung that took the lead with the phenomenally popular Galaxy range. After leading the way at first, HTC has been left behind -- even the excellent HTC One X and its ilk failed to capture the public imagination in the same way as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3.

Is HTC still in the fight? Should the Butterfly flutter by here in the UK? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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