Yes! HTC’s epic 5-inch 1080p phone is alive and kicking in Japan and it’s going by the name J Butterfly. The team over at The Verge were lucky enough to get their hands on the device for a quick moment to take some photos.
In terms of specs, the display is Super LCD 3 (the One X was Super LCD 2, for comparison) with a resolution of 1920×1080 — that’s 440ppi — with no on-screen buttons. The CPU is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. Android 4.1 is on board, with Sense UI also included (a killer for some users), as well as 2GB of RAM and an 8MP rear camera.
The device isn’t overly thick, measuring in at 9.1mm which is 0.3mm thinner than the rivaling Samsung Galaxy Note II.
HTC says that the device will be launching in Japan before the year’s end, and it will also be launching in foreign markets as well. Will that include Australia? It’s very likely, yes. All this beast of a phone needs is LTE and we’re almost set for a US, Europe and Australian launch at some point.
Has the J Butterfly piqued your interest? It has excited me for sure, but I’ll wait until I see further reviews before passing too much judgement.
(Ed: I find myself wondering if this phone is the 5″ mystery device we saw a while back. -C)