Yes, you read it right. It is a 1080p phone! It is the highest display resolution we are long used to on that fancy flat panel sitting on our desk. How about squeezing such an enormous pixel quantity into a 5-inch screen? The Taiwanese phone maker HTC has just done that to its HTC J Butterfly smartphone, which oozes with Full HD 1080p touchscreen goodness. The Android handset – which according to its maker will be available in Japan starting December – boasts a Super LCD 3 panel with an insane pixel density of 440ppi.
Although HTC has no plans (yet) to launch the phone outside of Japan, this beast of a device touts some mighty specs on the paper. The Butterfly will run a powerful 1.5 GHz quad-core processor carved out of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro. It should be noted that this is the same chip that is also used in the hot on the bench “LG Optimus G”. The J Butterfly is presumably the highest-end (or one of such) devices that will make their way into the market amidst the coming months.
This is probably a move to capture the niche phablet market that Samsung has been targeting with their Galaxy Note 2. While the 5-inch display size may not drop many jaws, the 440ppi will surely do. Moreover, HTC’s variant sports a Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen, which sounds way snazzier compared to what Samsung has on offer. Nonetheless, venturing into this new smartphone class seems to be a bold step.
The new Android phone also carries an 8-megapixel rear facing camera, which along with capturing great photos, also shoots 1080p videos. On the front, the 2.1-megapixel lens will suffice for all your video conferencing needs. Additional specifications comprise of 2GB RAM for fluid OS experience, 16GB of internal storage, microSDHC slot, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC (Near Field Communication). The phone is thought to be a global device as it employs 4G LTE, CDMA, GSM, UMTS, GPRS radios. What’s more, it is a waterproof device, meaning you may also take it for a deep underwater dive.
HTC has long shared a love history with Beats Audio, so taking advantage of this lucrative partnership, the company has thrown in Beats Audio support, which will provide consumers enthusiast grade sound quality.
The HTC J Butterfly will arrive in White, Black and Bright Red colors, and will feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. There are no words on the pricing, nor HTC has shared anything about launching the latest handset in other parts of the world. Based on the specs however, it seems HTC is also aiming at other top dogs, such as Galaxy S III and iPhone 5, that are currently dominating the market.