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HTC Announces the Butterfly for the Global Market (Update)

HTC Announces the Butterfly for the Global Market (Update)

 

*Update on 19/12/2012 11.10 p.m: A local HTC spokesperson has confirmed that the international version of the HTC Butterfly will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor.

*Update on 19/12/2012 9.29 p.m: The HTC Butterfly is listed as an upcoming handset on M1 Shop. Its estimated launch date is February 2013. However, we spotted an discrepancy in the specs mentioned. The phone is stated to be powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor instead of the quad-core 1.5GHz processor mentioned on the HTC website. We've reached out to M1 and HTC Singapore to clarify on this matter.

Remember the HTC J Butterfly and the Droid DNA? Well, HTC just unveiled an international variant, the Butterfly.

Previously known by its codename "Deluxe", the Butterfly and its variants are the first smartphones from HTC to sport a 5-inch 1080p display. Here's a quick recap of its specs: 

  • 5-inch Super LCD 3 display
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels / 440ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage 
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera, LED flash, BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture and 28mm wide angle lens, 1080p video recording, 
  • 2.1-megapixel front facing camera 
  • 2020mAh
  • 143 x 70.5 x 9.08mm
  • 140g

We've reached out to HTC Singapore on the availability of the Butterfly. A local spokesperson stated that the HTC Butterfly will be available in Singapore but no launch date has been confirmed at the moment.

Comparing the HTC Butterfly against the LG Optimus Vu

Specifications HTC Butterfly LG Optimus Vu
Operating System / User Interface
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • HTC Sense 4+
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 
Processor / GPU
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5GHz
Built-in Memory
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
Display
  • 5-inch Super LCD 3 display
  • 1920 x 1080pixels
  • 5.0-inch HD IPS LCD
  • 1024 x 768 pixels
Camera
  • 8MP rear autofocus camera
  • 2.1MP front facing camera
  • 8MP rear autofocus camera
  • 1.3MP front facing camera
Storage
  • 16GB
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 32GB internal memory
  • no microSD card slot
Battery
  • 2020mAh
  • 2080mAh
Dimensions
  • 143 x 70.5 x 9.08mm
  • 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5
Weight
  • 140g
  • 168g

 

Source: HTC, M1 

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