HTC is now the proud holder of the title of being the first smartphone maker to officially announce and likely the first to release a 1080p full-HD-screened smartphone with the announcement of the HTC J Butterfly for the Japanese market.
The HTC BJ Butterfly has the rights to brag as it features a 5-inch screen that has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. That’s the resolution of a full HD television set crammed into a relatively miniscule 5-inch smartphone display.
We say relatively small as 5-inch screen has an area of 10.68 square inches while a 32-inch screen, for example, has an area of 439.19 square inches. Nonetheless, the screen of the HTC J Butterfly is huge when compared to smartphones today as it’s verging on the brink of being a phablet.
Anyway, with this screen resolution, the pixel density of this new smartphone is at 441 pixels per inch. That’s very impressive when you take into account the pixel density of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, which have become sort of like benchmarks for screen quality with their Retina Display panels.
The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have 330 pixels per inch while the iPhone 5 has a slightly lesser pixel density number at 326 pixels per inch.
The screen is clearly the star of this smartphone.
However, it’s other features are no pushovers too. The HTC J Butterfly comes equipped with a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 2GB of RAM for the Japanese market.
Internal storage is at 16GB which can be supplemented via a microSD card. We don’t know yet, though, how big a card this new smartphone can accommodate. The cameras of this beast are an 8-megapixel rear unit which can take 1080p videos and a 2-megapixel front unit.
There is also a 2,020mAh battery crammed in a svelte 143 x 71 x 9.1 mm chassis that weighs 140 g.
Said to be coming exclusively to Japanese carrier au KDDI this December in red, black, white, the HTC J Butterfly is one smartphone we’ll be waiting for worldwide release.
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