HTC Butterfly – fluttering in China
The latest flagship phone from HTC is less a phone more of an international spy. Changing names and aliases where ever it goes and completely avoiding some territories as well, just like there is an agency ban on entering certain air spaces. First the phone was called HTC J Butterfly while it was on a mission in Japan, then its adventures took it to the US and it became HTC Droid DNA. Now it is heading to China with a new streamlined name of HTC Butterfly.
The official announcement was a bit vague which led us to believe that the handset might land in Europe and Australia territories. Our sister site contacted a HTC spokesman who broke our heart by confirming the smartphone’s availability is only in China. If you happen to be among the few billion people who are residing in China, this is great news but for the rest of us who wanted the super awesome phone, not so much.
The HTC Butterfly is an amazing phone, period. “And why is that?” you might ask, and we would say because of its screen. That’s right the HTC Butterfly comes with a never before seen screen of amazing picture quality. The 5-inch smartphone comes equipped with a True HD screen with the resolution of staggering 1080×1920. The Super LCD3 screen is by far the best display we have ever seen on a smartphone. Just for comparison sake, The Samsung Galaxy S3 has 319 ppi (pixels per inch) and the iPhone 5 has 326 ppi. But the giant of a phone, HTC Butterfly has 440 ppi which blows away the competition by a huge margin.
The smartphone also houses top notch internals to power up the beautiful screen. There is a 1.5 GHz Quad-core S4 processor working along with 2GB worth or RAM. The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory with the option to expand up to 64 GB via a microSD slot. The rear facing camera is an 8MP snapper. The HTC Butterfly comes with NFC technology too. Running the whole show is Android 4.1 jelly Bean along with senseUI4, and providing the juice is a 2020mAh battery.
There are a few differences between the US only HTC Droid DNA and the seemingly China exclusive HTC Butterfly. For one there is no LTE in the Chinese model. Secondly it has a microSD slot to get more out of your device. There is no word when the smartphone will be released in other regions, if it releases at all. We will keep you updated on further developments.
Source: Android Central
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