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.

This phone has a staggering 440 ppi, which is enough pixels to blow your mind. For sharpness, you’d be hard-pressed to find another phone on the market that can produce the image quality of 1920 X 1080 on such a small screen. For comparison, the iPhone 5 has a 1,136 X 640 resolution at 326 ppi. Of course, the screen is a full inch smaller on the iPhone, but it’s the ppi that tells the real story in terms of image quality.

As far as the rest of the specs for the phone go, they are solid, but nothing that will blow you away. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD support, and a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor. It has a solid 8-megapixel camera that can take photos at up to 3280 × 2464 and record video at 1080p. The J Butterfly also comes equipped with a 2,020 mAh battery — which is underwhelming to say the least.

So, that was a lot of good news. Now, it’s time for some bad news. The HTC J Butterfly is exclusive to KDDI in Japan, which means those of us outside Japan will not be able to get our hands on one. However, HTC says that they plan to use this fantastic screen on other devices in the near future, so it may not be long before those of us in other parts of the world can get our hands on a similar phone.

[via SlashGear]


  1. “Of course, the screen is a half inch smaller on the iPhone, but it’s the ppi that tells the real story in terms of image quality.”

    The iphone 5 screen is a full inch smaller not half an inch.

  2. Since when is a 2020mAh battery good news? For that resolution of screen, that battery will barely last 10 hours I’m sure.

    • Dude. Who cares what the phone is called. I’m concerned with what it does and maybe how it looks. I don’t care if it’s called the sissy. As long as it is like these.

  3. There is literally no reason to have 1080p on a phone. The human eye can’t discern the difference between 720p and 1080p when the screen is so small, you’d need a screen at least 32″ to tell unless you really magnified it.

      • It doesn’t look like they did any kind of survey with multiple people, or at least it doesn’t say so. Someone used a similar argument to “based on the human eye” when groups of “accomplished scientists” tried to convince the world that it’s physically impossible to run a 4 minute mile, until it was finally done. Since then multiple people have done it. Try looking at a droid DNA side by side with a 720p screen next time you go into a store. Test their claims for yourself. 🙂

      • My point is that unless you have a giant screen, the difference is barely noticeable to anyone but the most anal people. Text will probably look slightly clearer on a 1080p 5″ phone than a 720p 5″ phone, but you won’t really tell unless you’re looking side by side. The human eye just can’t process details beyond a certain point and it’s wasteful to spend extra money on it.

  4. even with the crappy battery, HTC has a real winner here. The design is awesome and its nice to finally see HTC making devices that actually look good.. As much of a fan i am of Samsung, Ive ALWAYS loved HTCs material choices they always “feel” better then the new Samsung devices. Im not a fan of plastic playtoy phones. Although without the 13mp camera that this was supposed to have. I’ll be getting the Note II for sure!


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