HTC’s 1080p Butterfly Smartphone Is Now Going Global

This looks awesome.

HTC announced the J Butterfly, the world’s first smartphone to boast a 1080p display, back in October, and fans have been itching to get their hands on the Taiwanese company’s latest handset. The thing is, the J Butterfly is exclusive to Japan. Those in the U.S. now have an equivalent in the Droid DNA, but what about the rest of the world?

Well, HTC just announced the Butterfly (without the ‘J’) — the international version of its full HD smartphone. It’s very similar to the J Butterfly — both in design and specifications — and it’s going global over the coming weeks and months.

The HTC Butterfly will be a GSM smartphone, capable of connecting to the large majority of 3G — but not 4G — networks around the world. In addition to its 5-inch Super LCD 3 1080p (1920×1080) display, the handset offers a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2GB of RAM.

It has 16GB of internal storage, expandable via the microSD card slot; Bluetooth 4.0; NFC connectivity; and a 2,020 mAh battery. You can also look forward to an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of shooting 1080p video, and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

HTC says the Butterfly is running “Android with HTC Sense,” though it hasn’t specified which version of Android that is. We’re assuming it’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the HTC Sense 4+ user interface.

The company is also keeping quiet about availability and pricing.

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