HTC shows off stunning 5-inch 1080p J Butterfly phone in Japan

The rumors were true: HTC has been working on a new flagship phone with a 1080p display, and we got to see it in Tokyo today. It’s the HTC J Butterfly, and it’s set for a release this December on AU / KDDI. A follow-up to the previous HTC J, the Butterfly uses the same red and black color scheme and Rhyme-inspired skin, though this time it’s running on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Inside there’s a 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, and an 8-megapixel camera.

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 J Butterfly’s curved glass makes the image look like it’s melting off the side of the phone. It doesn’t feel overbearing in the hands, though; the phone’s 9.1mm thinness and slim bezel make it surprisingly compact, and we found it was easily pocketable.

While this is a Japan-specific model and almost certain to stay that way, HTC reps told us that this display will be making its way into other phones around the world. If the J Butterfly is anything to go by, you should start to get excited.

We’ll have hands-on video of the HTC J Butterfly soon.

 

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