HTC Deluxe DLX black front back

Last Friday, the upcoming HTC Deluxe was leaked ahead of its official unveiling. Packing a 5-inch 1080p display, the handset was expected to become the international version of the HTC Butterfly (which is exclusive to Japan) and the HTC Droid DNA (which is exclusive to the United States). However, HTC says that the attractive handset will not be coming to Europe.

In response to a fan on Facebook, who probed the Taiwanese company about those leaked photos, HTC said that “the Deluxe will unfortunately not come to Europe.” It’s unusual for it to offer a response like this, because it usually says that it cannot comment on rumors and speculation.

The fact that it has ruled out the possibility of the HTC Deluxe coming to Europe, then, has suggested to some that the handset will simply arrive under a different name. TechRadar reports:

Before everyone gets up in arms about the supposed cancellation though, it is most likely the handset will arrive on these shores, just under a different name.

It does seem unlikely that HTC would decide not to bring its latest flagship to Europe. So even if we don’t get the HTC Deluxe, we’re likely to get another handset that’s very similar — hopefully with the same pretty design.

According to previous reports, it’ll have a lot of the same specifications as the J Butterfly, including that full HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. It’s also expected to be announced on December 6.

[Via: TechRadar]