HTC J Butterfly launched with world’s first 1080p smartphone display

HTC has launched a new smartphone in Japan which boasts the world’s first 1080p smartphone display. While the HTC J Butterfly won’t be coming to the West, you can be sure that its display will be.

The HTC J Butterfly looks to be a highly capable Android smartphone, but it’s that display that really interests is. It’s the first outing for the Super LCD 3 standard – current HTC handsets like the HTC One X utilise Super LCD 2 technology.

Super LCD 3 means a whopping 1080p resolution as opposed to the 720p displays of the current generation. Despite being an expansive 5-inches in size (that’s Samsung Galaxy Note ‘phablet’ territory) the HTC J Butterfly’s display produces a startling 440ppi.

Just to put this measurement of pixel density in perspective, it’s around 25 per cent sharper than the likes of the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3’s displays.

J Butterfly 2

Like we said, the HTC J Butterfly is a highly capable device. It’s powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM. It appears to have HTC’s standard top-end 8-megapixel camera.

Unlike the HTC One X, the HTC J Butterfly has a microSD slot for memory expansion beyond its fixed 16GB of internal storage.

Despite that wonderfully chunky screen, the HTC J Butterfly is a relatively slim device at 9.1mm – and that’s with a 2,020mAh battery powering it, too. Of course, all those extra pixels will take their toll on battery life, so an above-average power unit is likely necessary.

The other notable point is that the HTC J Butterfly runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

But really, it’s all about that gorgeous display. We’ll be keeping an eye out for when it makes its way to a UK or US handset.

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