To compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC has finally released their new 5-inch phablet device. The new ‘HTC J Butterfly’ is announced with Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI, which is a 4G LTE handset that supports a downstream speed of 75 Mbps. The smartphone is slated to boast a 5-inch 1080p HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a ludicrous 443 pixels per inch (ppi). Inside it will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 4+. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, clocked at 1,5GHz, 2GB RAM of memory, 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot for expansion. The handset measured at 9.1 mm thick, roughly the same as the old iPhone 4, weighted at 4.93 ounce (140 grams) …
Additional details for the HTC J Butterfly include: 8 megapixel CMOS camera, brightness F2.0, 2 megapixel front facing camera, 2020mAh battery capacity. Judging from the pictures, it seem it’s not a removable battery design. Other specification: supports WiFi tethering up to 8 devices, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI output and supports BEAT audio. It comes with a 3 colors of choice, red, white and black body and we are surprise to see an IPX5 standard of waterproofing. The new phablet did not support the Scribe stylus that came with the old HTC Flyer, this consider it will face less competition with Galaxy Note 2 on stylus functionality. The release date is expected to be in early December, we believe there is no off-contract model to go on sale in Japan.
The Taiwanese handset maker will properly be announcing soon for an international version with a much better naming. Calling it the ‘J Butterfly’ sound really weird. We believe the price for the international version won’t be cheap, and it’s also interesting to take note on how most of the Android apps perform on the Full HD display with an incredible pixel density of 443ppi.
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