HTC J Butterfly
HTC unveiled 'HTC J Butterfly' smartphone in October this year in JapanHTC

HTC Corporation, the Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer, is expected to release its much-awaited HTC J Butterfly smartphone in select Asian markets.

The smartphone maker unveiled the HTC J Butterfly in October in Japan. Now, the smartphone is set to hit stores this week in Taiwan, reported The China Post.

HTC J Butterfly is touted as the first branded smartphone to sport full HD 5.0-inch 'Super LCD 3' display panel with 1920x1080p.

Key Specifications of HTC J Butterfly include:


HTC J Butterfly


5.0-inch,super LCD 3 FHD



Android 4.1

(Jelly Bean)


Quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4

 Pro APQ8064 processor


71.0x143.0x9.2 mm , weighing just 140 g

Internal memory


Storage capacity


External memory


microSDHC Secure( expandable up

to 32GB)


Rear: 8.0-MP with CMOS Sensor

Front:2.1 -MP with CMOS Sensor

Additional feature

The phone is water-proof, au IC card

eject pin, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0,

micro USB


3G & 4G LTE

Battery capacity

2020mAh, (270-360 hours standby-time)

HTC Corporation has not yet released the price of J Butterfly but the device is expected to fall in the same price range as Samsung's Galaxy Note 2.

HTC's strategy of releasing the smartphone just a few days ahead of the Apple iPhone 5's official release has set the stage for a battle for dominance in the Asian smartphone market.

The release of J Butterfly smartphone in India is still under wraps, but market watchers predict that as the smartphone is releasing in the Asian markets first, it might hit Indian shores at least by December end or early 2013.

HTC released the same smartphone in the US through network carrier Verizon and named it 'Droid DNA'. Now, the smartphone maker has unveiled the global variant 'HTC Butterfly' (minus the J), reported Tech2 .

The specifications of the global variant are somewhat similar to J Butterfly but the new version has additional network bandwidth and some new features have been added to the camera.

There are speculations that HTC is already working on a new project code named 'M7'. According to sources close to HTC, the new smartphone would feature a 5.0-inch HD display with a 1920x1080-pixel resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro processor and a 13-megapixel camera, reported CNET.

The smartphone is expected to run on the latest Android OS version and sources have revealed that HTC is most likely to release the M7 smartphone in early 2013.