HTC prepping new 5-inch phone to replace the Butterfly and DNA

Back in October of last year HTC announced the impressive J Butterfly as the world's first 5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD smartphone, and so far it has been quite popular. Later launching in the US as the DROID DNA, the 5-inch size has been successful enough that HTC is already prepping their next generation and it should be "coming soon" according to reports.

HTC J Butterfly features a 5-inch 1080p screen

Rumors have abounded about this HTC phone. From the beginning, rumors always mentioned a 1080p resolution and 5-inch screen. Rumors also stated that the device would probably launch sometime in September or October. Well, it appears as though those rumors were correct, as HTC has just shown off the J Butterfly in Japan, and it does, in fact, feature an impressive 5-inch 1080p screen.

HTC J goes official with WiMAX for Japan

The death of WiMAX has been greatly exaggerated. Well, maybe not, but there's still a few phones coming out with the wireless standard, all of them apparently from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. In addition to the HTC EVO V 4G on Virgin Mobile here in the states, Japanese carrier KDDI will be launching the HTC J this summer. So much for that "hero device strategy", eh HTC?