HTC announced the J Butterfly, its first smartphone with a 1080p display, on October 17, but the handset was exclusive to Japan. Since then, it’s released another 1080p handset in the United States called the Droid DNA, and now the full HD handset is going global.
The leaked picture above, obtained by GSMArena, is of the HTC Deluxe DLX, the international equivalent of the J Butterfly and the Droid DNA. It looks different, but internally it’s very similar. It boasts a 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2GB of RAM.
Of course, it’s hard to tell whether the image is genuine at this point, but when we look back over past HTC handsets, not many of them were kept under wraps until their official unveiling; almost all are leaked at some point prior to release. With that said, we’re pretty confident that the HTC Deluxe DLX — or whatever its final name may be — will look a lot like the handset in these shots.
And personally, I’m pretty pleased about that, because I think it’s a very good-looking smartphone.
We don’t know when the Deluxe DLX will be announced by HTC, but hopefully it won’t keep us waiting too long. If it isn’t here by Christmas, it could be announced at CES in January.
Are you looking forward to the Deluxe DLX?