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HTC Announces J Butterfly, a 5-inch Smartphone With a Stunning 1080p Display

HTC J Butterfly red

Since Apple debuted the Retina display alongside the iPhone 4 back in 2010, the Cupertino company has always had one of the best smartphone displays. Sure, they’re not the biggest displays, but their whopping resolutions provide them with more pixels per inch than most others. That’s no longer the case.

HTC unveiled the J Butterfly in Japan on Wednesday morning, its latest flagship smartphone. This 5-inch, Android-powered handset not only has a gorgeous form factor and specifications that will make you drool, but it also has a groundbreaking Super LCD 3 display. Its full HD (1920 √ó 1080)¬†resolution means it boasts a whopping 440 pixels per inch, far more than the iPhone 5’s 326 ppi.

HTC J Butterfly vs iPhone 5 display

The J Butterfly is just as exciting on the inside, too. It’s packing a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and LTE connectivity. It has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of shooting 1080p video, plus a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

There’s a microSDHC card slot with support for up to 32GB of storage, NFC, and a 2,020 mAh battery. What’s more, all of this is packed into a svelte form factor just 9.1mm thick. The J Butterfly is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with HTC’s latest Sense 4+ user interface.

The only disappointing thing about the J Butterfly is that it’s exclusive to Japan. However, HTC has confirmed to The Verge that its stunning display will soon be making its way into other smartphones around the world.

HTC J Butterfly display close-up

I don’t know about you, I think the J Butterfly looks like an incredible smartphone. Not only does it pack some impressive specifications, but HTC has packaged them into a gorgeous shell. And that 1080p display is just mouth-watering. I just hope the battery can keep it going a full day.

What do you think of the HTC J Butterfly?

[Via: The Verge]


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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...


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