A shop attendant arranges HTC phones in a mobile phone store in Taipei
A shop attendant arranges HTC phones in a mobile phone store in Taipei November 24, 2011.REUTERS

The Taiwanese tablet and smartphone maker HTC is reportedly planning to launch its crown jewel 'Butterfly' smartphone in India.

Citing an unnamed informer, tech website AndroidOS.in reported that 'Butterfly' smartphone would be priced around 44, 000, making it the most expensive Android smartphone released in India.

Previously, Samsung's Galaxy S3, which was released last year, was the most expensive Android phone at ₹43, 000. However, the price of the smartphone has been slashed to around 32,000.

The Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is expected to release the international variant 'Butterfly' smartphone in India in a few weeks' time. HTC India has also released a number of teaser snap-shots of their flagship smartphone on their official Facebook page with a tag line 'Guess what's flying into town soon?'

Key specifications of the HTC 'Butterfly' smartphone include:


HTC  Butterfly (International Variant)


5.0-inch,super LCD 3 FHD

(1920x1080p) with Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Display shield


Android 4.1

(Jelly Bean)


Qualcomm S4 Quad-core processor with 1.5GHz speed


143.0x70.5x9.08 mm

Internal memory


Storage capacity


External memory


microSD ( expandable up

to 32GB


Rear: 8.0-MP with BSI Sensor, LED flash

Front:2.1 -MP (with 1080p for video chat)

Additional feature

Micro-SIM, Assisted GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0,

Gyro sensor, Ambient light sensor



Battery capacity

2020 mAh


140 g

Expected Price

Rs. 44,000/-

Before the international variant 'Butterfly' smartphone was unveiled last month, HTC had released the limited version 'Butterfly J' smartphone specifically in Japan and other select Asian markets. It also released a limited version of Butterfly smartphone with an another moniker called  'Droid DNA' in the  American market.

According to various reports, the Taiwanese smartphone maker is also planning to launch new high-end smartphone code-named HTC M7 in the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2013  to be held at Barcelona, Spain in February. 

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