HTC’s only 1080p smartphone was first announced in Japan, under the name of J Butterfly. Then it was introduced in the US, where Verizon is selling it as the HTC Droid DNA since November 21, for $199.99 on contract.
Now the handset has appeared over at HTC’s global website, being called simply HTC Butterfly. This global HTC Butterfly doesn’t have LTE, coming instead with 1900 / 2100 HSPA connectivity – which means it might be released in Europe after all, despite rumors to the contrary.
HTC didn’t issue any press release regarding the international availability of the Butterfly, so we don’t have launch dates or prices for now. However, various Chinese websites are reporting that the handset will be available in China starting later this month, in several color versions (including white).
Just like Verizon’s Droid DNA, the HTC Butterfly features a 5 inch Super LCD3 display with 1920 x 1080 pixels, Android Jelly Bean, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, A-GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0, Beats Audio technology, 8MP rear camera (with Led flash, F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens), 2.1MP front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 2,020 mAh battery. Unlike the Droid DNA, the Butterfly seemingly has a MicroSD card slot (that’s more than welcome).
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