It looks like HTC's latest high-end device will finally be making it to Indian shores. The company is teasing the HTC Butterfly on its Facebook page. While the company hasn't yet announced the exact release date of the device, this is still a good sign for those who want to get their hands on a phone with a 1080p display. We tried to contact HTC, but the representative was unavailable for comment.
HTC had originally unveiled the phone back in December at an event held in Taipei. The smartphone's specifications are similar to that of the Japan-only HTC J Butterfly and the US-only Droid DNA.
HTC is teasing the release of the Butterfly in India
The HTC Butterfly, minus the J, is identical in specifications to its US and Japanese counterparts, which means that the 5-inch, Super LCD 3 screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is featured on this handset as well. The smartphone comes equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC running at 1.5GHz and has 2GB of RAM. HTC has chosen to endow the Butterfly with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and its Sense UI on top. The handset features a 2020 mAh li-polymer battery that should keep the handset running for quite some time. However, the company has not stated how long the battery will last, so there is no official information available on the battery life.
Here is a quick look at some of the highlighted features of the HTC Butterfly:
- 5-inch super LCD 3 display with 1080p resolution
- 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, DLNA
- Bluetooth 4.0 with USB
- 8MP camera with AF, BSI Sensor, f/2.0 with 1080p video recording, 2.1MP front camera
- 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
As mentioned in the specifications table above, the handset comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera that has an aperture value of f/2.0 and features a 26 mm lens. HTC has also included a range of features like auto focus, LED flash, and a BSI sensor that can be useful for capturing images in low lit environments. Another neat feature is that it can capture videos in 1080p, which allows for full HD video recording. It also comes with a VideoPic feature where a user can capture 6 megapixel photos while shooting HD video at the same time. The camera used here also features slow motion video capture and playback.
As is the case with all HTC smartphones launched last year, the HTC Butterfly comes with Dr Dre's Beats Audio drivers.
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