HTC has announced the HTC J ‘Butterfly’ phablet in Japan, its first smartphone to feature a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution.
The HTC J butterfly sheds some light to the rumors behind the 5-inch smartphone HTC was reported to be manufacturing. The phablet sports a 5-inch Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 which calculates to an impressive 440 ppi. Seems like an overkill since the human eye can only distinguish around 300 ppi.
Other specs include an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, 2 megapxiel front-facing camera, LTE and NFC support, 16GB of internal storage (up to 32GB via microSD) and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and 2020mAh battery. As an added treat, the HTC J butterfly has an IPX5 certification meaning its dust and water resistant.
Unfortunately, the HTC One J butterfly is exclusive to Japan but it’s good to know that such technology exists. HTC will certainly release 5-inch models for other markets soon.