Already launched in Japan and China, as well as in the US (where Verizon is selling it under the name of Droid DNA), the HTC Butterfly was recently listed by Expansys Europe as being available for pre-order.
However, now Expansys has removed the handset from its websites.
Even more, according to Cool Smartphone, the retailer stated the following:
Thank you for your recent interest and preorder of the HTC Butterfly. Unfortunately, we have now been informed by HTC that this device will not be available in European markets, and as such we have had to remove it from our website and cancel your preorder.
In consequence, although the Butterfly does appear over at HTC’s global website, it might never be officially released in Europe.
The Butterfly is HTC’s first device to feature a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display – a 5 inch Super LCD one. This is why it’s a bit weird that the company doesn’t want to sell it in Europe. But maybe it’s readying something similar for European markets? We’ll probably see soon if that’s the case.
It’s not just the 1080p display that makes the Butterfly an attractive smartphone. The handset also comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Sense UI 4+, a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and 16GB of internal memory.
If you liked the post, you might find these interesting too:
- Europe: HTC Butterfly can be pre-ordered at Expansys, no price given
- HTC Butterfly (Droid DNA global version) officially unveiled
- HTC Butterfly and 8X sales are strong, but limited component supplies may cause problems
- HTC’s 5 inch, 1080p phablet announced in Japan as J Butterfly: Android Jelly Bean, quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, LTE
- HTC Butterfly sequel in the works