It seems that the rumours surrounding the fact that HTC are working on releasing a 5 inch device with a display of 1080p are true. In Japan they have just announced the J Butterfly which is the first device of theirs to come with the Super LCD 3 screen which offers 440 ppi. The handset is on its way to the KDDI carrier in Japan, however a version is also coming to the US on Verizon reports AndroidAndMe.
HTC J Butterly headed to Verizon as DROID Incredible X 5
The Japanese version of the HTC handset will be launched in December and it should arrive at the same time in the US as testers at Verizon already have the handset suggest leaked pictures. So an announcement is expected shortly following certification of the handset. While nothing is sure it is thought that Verizon may have an exclusive on this stunning 1080p handset, just as AT&T had with the HTC One X+.
It is thought that the HTC J Butterfly will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed and it will have the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor at 1.5Ghz. It is expected to have 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, along with a camera of 8 megapixels and a 2.1 megapixel camera on the front. The battery should be 2020mAh and the device will come with Beats Audio and support SD card and LTE, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
TheVerge said that on first impressions the device is good and the display is a feast for the eyes with colours being excellent. The 440ppi is superb and the display has a slight curve to the edges.
The HTC J Butterfly could be classed as being the handset of the year for fans of Android, with the only downside being the battery. The majority of devices that have 5 inch screens come with at least a 3000mAh battery, so it will be very interesting to find out what you can get out of the one on the new device.
On Verizon, we doubt this device will be called the Butterfly and it will more likely go under the HTC DROID Incredible X or X 5 name.