The rumors of a full-HD 1080p HTC smartphone have been proven right as the Asian gadgets maker debuted the HTC J Butterfly under Japan’s au by KDDI wireless carrier.
With the launch of the J Butterfly, HTC has become the world’s first smartphones maker to launch a smartphone with a full-HD 1080p display.
The announcement which was made by HTC and au by KDDI in Tokyo on Wednesday thwarts Chinese handsets maker Oppo’s plans to become the world’s first company to launch a 1080p smartphone with the Oppo Find 5.
The HTC J Butterfly and the Oppo Find 5 are said to have the same screen measuring at 5-inches with a whopping resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels.
That makes the HTC J Butterfly, and the Oppo Find 5 if it does indeed find itself available on the market, far superior to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 in terms of pixel density.
The screen resolution of the J Butterfly means it has 441 pixels-per-inch (ppi), far eclipsing the Retina Display resolution of 326 ppi of the iPhone 5 and 330 ppi of the iPhone 4S.
The new smartphone’s screen has already been lauded by some tech sites which has seen it in action.
For example, The Verge says:
“The real attraction, though, is the 5-inch full HD Super LCD 3 screen — it’s truly a sight to behold. The Super LCD 2 seen in HTC’s previous flagship One X was arguably the best panel on the market, but we think its successor is the new champion. Color reproduction is excellent, the 440ppi resolution is astonishing, and the screen’s slightly curved edges make the image look like it’s melting off the side of the phone.”
Other features of the phone also cannot be dismissed. These specifications include:
- Processor: Quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4
- Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB, expandable via microSD card slot (unconfirmed maximum microSD card size)
- Camera: 8-megapixel (rear) with 1080p video capture, 2-megapixel (front)
- Battery: 2,020mAh
- Dimensions: 143 x 71 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 140 g
- Colors: red, black, white
Those are impressive specifications although we’re interested in seeing how the 2,020mAh battery handles the full-HD 5-inch screen and quad-core processor.
The HTC J Butterfly is said to be available sometime in December in Japan through au by KDDI. Expect to see it released in other parts of the world after its Japan release.
Meanwhile, here are more photos (right click on the last photo and open in a new tab for a high-resolution image) of the HTC J Butterfly to ogle.