Who said there’s no room for yet another phablet on the market? So now, aside from the LG Optimus Vu II and Note II, there’s the HTC J Butterfly, announced today by KDDI in Japan. This device is also codenamed HTL21 and it was announced by the local carrier mentioned before, but it will probably take at least a month or two before arriving to the Western countries.
We’ve been hearing rumors about a 5 inch HTC device for a while, but everyone thought it was actually the HTC One X+. Well, turns out it wasn’t and this model actually switches from the Tegra family to a quad core Snadpragon S4 Pro processor at 1.5 GHz, the most powerful CPU in use right now on the latest smartphones. HTC J Butterfly runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a very impressive Full HD 5 inch screen with a 440 ppi pixel density. The screen is of the Super LCD 3 kind, a new technology implemented on this model.
Other specs include an 8 megapixel camera, with support for Full HD video capture, a 2.1MP cam at the front and 2 GB of RAM. 16 GB of storage and LTE, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 are also included, as well as microSDHC expansion. CDMA/GSM/UMTS/GPRS are also here and the device weighs a total of 140 grams. HTC J Butterfly is even waterproof, a feature we’re used to on Japanese devices. The only downside we found was the battery, that’s only 2020 mAh in capacity.