I have a feeling the folks at HTC read our editorial on the new Android high-end yesterday. They must be a little jealous of those companies that made the list, because today HTC unleashed a bombshell on the Japanese Android market. This superphone upgrades nearly every aspect on HTC’s previous flagship— the One X. It’s a stunner.
In fact, the HTC J Butterfly features the first 1080p display on an Android phone. At 5-inches, the J Butterfly has an almost Galaxy Note-sized display. Technology-wise, HTC improved upon its Super LCD 2 display (seen on the One X) with the brand new Super LCD 3 series. Given the fact that many in the tech world regard the SLCD2 screen as the best in the business, we’re definitely excited to see such a quick upgrade to SLCD3. The screen has an incredible 440 pixels-per-inch, which means it’s the sharpest in the market.
The display’s not the only spec receiving a bump on the J Butterfly. HTC’s also upgraded the Qualcomm processor to the Snapdragon S4 Pro. This beastly SoC includes the brand new Adreno 320 GPU, which wields a lot more power. The device comes with an upgraded 2GB of RAM and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. In addition, HTC is treating Japanese consumers to a 2020 mAh battery, 8-megapixel f/2.0 camera, microSD slot, 16GB internal storage, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and three color options (red, black, and white).
The phone is expected to launch in Japan in December. US availability has not been announced, although it’s fair to expect a similar device on American shores within the next few months.
In my opinion, the J Butterfly could be an absolute winner in the specifications war. Check out the official Japanese page here.What do you think of this new device?