HTC Announces The J Butterfly For Japan; 5-Inches Of Super LCD 3 1080p Display (440ppi) Greatness

All those rumors of a 5-inch HTC device have finally come to fruition and boy did they produce one beast of a device. Introducing the HTC J Butterly: a 5-inch powerhouse featuring a 5-inch Super LCD 3 1080p Display (440ppi), 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, LTE, NFC and an 8MP camera. That’s the good news. The bad? This device is for Japan only.

Once you’re done wiping away the tears, I’ll start talking about a U.S. variant. I have no doubt we will see a U.S. variant and I’m guessing we’ll see it on Verizon. That red is just screaming Verizon. We most likely won’t hear anything about it for a month or two but when we do, I expect it to be extremely similar to the J Butterfly.

The only thing I’d like to see them change in the U.S. variant is the inclusion of a larger battery. The J Butterfly comes with a 2020mAh battery and that’s just not enough power for a 5-inch device pushing out those kinds of pixels. I’m doubtful they’ll change the battery but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

This would have made for a great Nexus device but unfortunately it’s riddled with Sense and I’m guessing it will be riddled with bloatware if it lands on Verizon.

At least HTC is setting a new bar with the Super LCD 3 screen and that means we’ll start seeing more as OEMs try to keep up.

Exciting times.