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HTC Unveils World's First 1080p Smartphone HTC J Butterfly

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Total pixel resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, as well as 440ppi pixel density.

HTC has unveiled the world's first smartphone that features a full HD, 1080p 5-inch display, the oddly-named HTC J Butterfly.

The Android-powered smartphone will be the first device to utilize Super LCD 3 standard. Comparatively, existing HTC smartphones such as the One X use Super LCD 2 technology.

Super LCD 3 delivers a total pixel resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, while current generation handsets contain 1,280 x 720 pixel displays. The HTC J Butterfly will have a 5-inch touchscreen with a 440ppi pixel density.

Other specifications include an 8-megapixel camera situated on the rear, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, full HD video recording support, a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The HTC J Butterfly's storage can be expanded by a further 32GB thanks to a microSD slot, as well as the fact that it boasts 4G LTE connectivity.

The device itself is fairly slim at 9.5mm, while it also contains a 2,020mAh battery. The smartphone will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, in addition to Sense 4.

Unfortunately, the smartphone, which will be available in white, black, or bright red, has only been confirmed for a Japan launch in December. Hopefully it won't be long before we see a version for the rest of the world.

 

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    lahawzel , October 17, 2012 7:33 PM
    So uh, is this the second "world's first" on Tom's?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Oppo-Smartphone-1080p-Display-Android,17494.html
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    rebel1280 , October 17, 2012 7:45 PM
    I shall name mine The Noisy Cricket ;) 
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    lahawzel , October 17, 2012 7:33 PM
    So uh, is this the second "world's first" on Tom's?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Oppo-Smartphone-1080p-Display-Android,17494.html
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    super d spamalot , October 17, 2012 7:40 PM
    Now featuring a full 2 hours of battery life!
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    halcyon , October 17, 2012 7:44 PM
    soldier2013This is what the Galaxy Note 2 phone should have had, but its called the butterfly lol? Really? How gay is that...Hey guys look at my new cool phone it has a 108p screen...What is it....Its a HTC. ....HTC what.....Uhm the ....Buttterfly....(laughter and heckling and in general mocking the rest of the night).

    When it comes across the pond it'll be called the Cicada Killer.
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    rebel1280 , October 17, 2012 7:44 PM
    i. want. one. Ive been debating on what phone to get (had iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, Droid x2 and now Windows phone) or to just get a 7" tablet since i do a lot of web surfing and watch Netflix on lunch hour. This would fit both needs PERFECTLY! Please come to states and take my money!!
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    rebel1280 , October 17, 2012 7:45 PM
    I shall name mine The Noisy Cricket ;) 
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    stingstang , October 17, 2012 7:48 PM
    lahawzelSo uh, is this the second "world's first" on Tom's?http://www.tomshardware.com/news/O [...] 17494.html

    "Now, for the first time ever, experience the thrill of full 1080p."
    Sound like someone you know? From E3? From Nintendo?
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    subaru41 , October 17, 2012 7:52 PM
    I would buy this phone but one thing I hate about HTC phones is that they moved the volume rocker from the left to right side. this has kept me from getting another HTC phone.
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    wannabepro , October 17, 2012 7:56 PM
    An approximate price tag?
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    ohim , October 17, 2012 8:04 PM
    Waiting for the day when I come home hook up my phone to a TV and start editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. I wonder if it is even possible to run such complex software on current Smart Phones .
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    voodoobunny , October 17, 2012 8:04 PM
    http://xkcd.com/732/
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    tului , October 17, 2012 8:08 PM
    soldier2013This is what the Galaxy Note 2 phone should have had, but its called the butterfly lol? Really? How gay is that...Hey guys look at my new cool phone it has a 108p screen...What is it....Its a HTC. ....HTC what.....Uhm the ....Buttterfly....(laughter and heckling and in general mocking the rest of the night).


    I'd just say "look at my new HTC 1080P". At least they didn't name it papillon.
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    tului , October 17, 2012 8:09 PM
    ohimWaiting for the day when I come home hook up my phone to a TV and start editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. I wonder if it is even possible to run such complex software on current Smart Phones .


    Run, probably technically possible. Use, likely not. Not enough CPU power or RAM. Give it maybe 2 years, if the hybrid tablet/laptop stuff takes off for ARM, expect to see them beef up the CPU and RAM to be able to take market share from people who need to run Premiere, CAD, and any other cpu or RAM hungry apps.
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    sherlockwing , October 17, 2012 8:10 PM
    ohimWaiting for the day when I come home hook up my phone to a TV and start editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. I wonder if it is even possible to run such complex software on current Smart Phones .


    First your phone need a min-HDMI/display port/Thunderbolt output, then you need the right adaptor for your TV's HDMI/display port/thunderbolt input.
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    thecolorblue , October 17, 2012 8:16 PM
    lahawzelSo uh, is this the second "world's first" on Tom's?http://www.tomshardware.com/news/O [...] 17494.html

    LOL
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    thecolorblue , October 17, 2012 8:18 PM
    1080P on such a tiny screen

    this is just marketing to clueless technophiles
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    thecolorblue , October 17, 2012 8:29 PM
    tuluiRun, probably technically possible. Use, likely not. Not enough CPU power or RAM. Give it maybe 2 years, if the hybrid tablet/laptop stuff takes off for ARM, expect to see them beef up the CPU and RAM to be able to take market share from people who need to run Premiere, CAD, and any other cpu or RAM hungry apps.

    don't be a fool...

    smartphones will NEVER match CAD workstations nor will they come anywhere close. Do you have any idea what the specs are on workstations for CAD, Maya, Max, Vue???


    http://www.boxxtech.com/products/3DBOXX/3DBOXX_Series.asp
    http://www.boxxtech.com/products/RenderBOXX/rendering_Series.asp

    ...tired of seeing moronic posts such as these declaring smartphones and tablets are going to take over the world... and referring to CAD programs as 'apps'
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    amdwilliam1985 , October 17, 2012 8:38 PM
    soldier2013This is what the Galaxy Note 2 phone should have had, but its called the butterfly lol? Really? How gay is that...Hey guys look at my new cool phone it has a 108p screen...What is it....Its a HTC. ....HTC what.....Uhm the ....Buttterfly....(laughter and heckling and in general mocking the rest of the night).


    The spec looks like, not sure about the real life performance and battery life. All the reviews I read on Note 2 says exceptional battery life with buttery butter UI experience.

    I like how my international SGS3 rocks with ICS, great 2 days battery life, will look forward to what Jelly Bean will bring to the table. I prefer touchwiz because of the notification-easy-access settings over my Nexus 7 plain notification system.

    I heard Sense stutters a little.
    The new LG Optimus G has the same cpu and it stutters a little too with LG UI on ICS.

    As far as OEM skin, I think Samsung wins(purely based on my limited personal experiences)
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    pacioli , October 17, 2012 8:41 PM
    subaru41I would buy this phone but one thing I hate about HTC phones is that they moved the volume rocker from the left to right side. this has kept me from getting another HTC phone.

    Leftist scum!
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    ohim , October 17, 2012 9:27 PM
    thecolorbluedon't be a fool...smartphones will NEVER match CAD workstations nor will they come anywhere close. Do you have any idea what the specs are on workstations for CAD, Maya, Max, Vue???http://www.boxxtech.com/products/3 [...] Series.asphttp://www.boxxtech.com/products/R [...] Series.asp...tired of seeing moronic posts such as these declaring smartphones and tablets are going to take over the world... and referring to CAD programs as 'apps'

    Hold your horses ...technology advances very rapidly ... the current Galaxy S3 is able to run games with graphics that the desktop PC`s were just able to do in the early 2000, and all of that at 720p resolution. They will for sure not be able to run at their current year`s Workstations power but for sure in 2-5 years more than sure we will see mobile devices with the computing power of current PCs.
    Don`t be like the 80`s "512 KB of RAM is enough"
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