Friday , May 26 2017

HTC’s 5-inch 1080p phone is real and it’s called the J Butterfly for now

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)

 
Source: The Verge.

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This looks nice. Real nice. Whether it has the performance and efficiency to go with it will be interesting to see.

Matt Stewart
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HUZZAH! A HTC with 2GB RAM. Finally.

StuartM
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StuartM

One person’s killer is another’s selling point. I love Sense and miss many of its features when I’m using stock. And seriously, if every company just used vanilla Android there wouldn’t be much separating all these phones. I love that they all do it differently, it just adds choice. And if you want stock, just root your phone and install it.

Harpersneil
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Harpersneil

I’m sorry but I must disagree with you. Many manufacturers build Windows PC’s without the need to completely transform the OS. Why can’t Android manufacturers individualise their devices with Hardware and unique Apps (NOT bloatware!).
I love my SGS2…running CM10. Touchwiz is horrible!

StuartM
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StuartM

I do see your point. But as in your case, you have the option to run a stock rom anyway so you’re not really losing out if you don’t like what the phone comes with. More options=better in my opinion.
But really my argument was against the editorialising in the article. Why make a point of some people disliking Sense when there are a great many users who love it too (as is evident by the number of Sense port requests for non HTC devices)

Harpersneil
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Harpersneil

That’s a totally valid point and I completely agree with you; more choice is always better!
Perhaps it’s a little ignorant of me to think “everyone would prefer VANILLA android, if only they got to see it!”.
I also agree with your sentiment on the editorialising.
Great debate! 🙂

StuartM
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StuartM

Cheers! 🙂

Tom Rubery
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This is the news i have been waiting for, was waiting to see if this was rumour or truth. If fake i was going to get the note 2 but dam with a 1080P screen this thing will be nice.

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

this is a CDMA version…..so not for a’US’tralia
hope a gsm version comes out with removable battery

David Anderton
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AND ITS WATERPROOF! rated to IPX5

David Anderton
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I think in the interest of fair reporting you guys need to write on every Samsung phone that is not vanilla that Touchiwiz is a “killer for some users”

Nick Bellios
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To many phones are being released at once and it’s making my head spin! *goes and stamps on his wives iphone*

GreviousMcG
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GreviousMcG

How many wives have you got???

Nick Bellios
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Corrected. Damn auto correct! 🙂

Brian Hislop
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Sigh … I wish all the rumours that this was going to be a Nexus device would come back!

Harpersneil
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Harpersneil

Same! I keep holding my breath for a multiple-manufacturer Nexus programme. Maybe that Sony Nexus will come true? Or another Samsung? Though the LG does look quite nice.

forgot69
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forgot69

Wholy crap! I was almost set for the GN2. If this is a Nexus device, I’m SOLD!

Don_Is_Good
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Don_Is_Good

Nice! Will definitely pick this up if LTE band 3 is offered!

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