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

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
    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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  • This 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).
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  • super d spamalot
    Now featuring a full 2 hours of battery life!
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  • halcyon
    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
    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
    I shall name mine The Noisy Cricket ;)
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  • stingstang
    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
    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
    An approximate price tag?
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  • ohim
    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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