The ongoing saga of HTC’s 1080p smartphone/tablet hybrid continues, as the company announces a third variation, which again won’t be coming to the UK. It all started with the HTC J Butterfly, which is exclusive to Japan, and continued recently with the Droid DNA, a Verizon exclusive in the USA. Now we have the HTC Butterfly, which is this time headed to China and other parts of Asia.
HTC has given the Butterfly – which as you’ll notice, drops the “J” letter from its name, presumably because it’s not the Japanese version – almost the same spec as the other models. This means a 5-inch touchscreen with a 1080p resolution, a quad-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. Could the Butterfly be the international version we’ve been seeing recently?
One of the only differences between the Butterfly and the Droid DNA is the addition of a microSD card slot, which can boost the internal storage memory over its standard 16GB by another 32GB. The camera is still 8 megapixels with 1080p video recording, plus there is a 2.1 megapixel forward facing lens too, and other features include Wi-Fi, DLNA, Beats Audio and GPS.
While it’s disappointing the Butterfly still isn’t our version of the exciting device, we shouldn’t get too disheartened, because the most recent rumour regarding the UK’s version suggests it will get even better when it reaches our shores. Codename M7, the phone is said to have a 13 megapixel camera over the standard 8 megapixels, and it’s possible the phone will make its debut at Mobile World Congress next year.