HTC J Butterfly: The phone with the sharpest screen in history revealed!
HTC just blew the doors off. If you thought the HD screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or the Retina Display of the iPhone 5 were easy on the eye, the Taiwanese smartphone pusher has something for you to see. Say hello to the HTC J Butterfly, the world’s first full HD, 1080p smartphone.
Announced in Japan today, the HTC J Butterfly packs in a 5-inch display with an enormous 1920×1080 resolution. That’s full HD, and almost twice as sharp as any other competitor right now, including the iPhone 5: the results? Everything looks crystal clear, like on a full HD telly or a Retina Display MacBook Pro.
Under the hood, the Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” HTC J Butterfly is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and it packs in an eight megapixel camera and a monstrous 2GB of memory for app juggling on the go. The whole affair is just 9.1mm deep too, to round things off.
That’s the good news: the HTC J Butterfly proves HTC still has what it takes to go toe to toe with Apple and Samsung. The bad news? This is a Japan-only phone for now. Still, we’d be very surprised if HTC doesn’t bring this to the West, just as soon as enough full HD panels have rolled off the pipeline. Stay tuned: whichever side of the Android/iPhone divide you sit on, this is one to watch.