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HTC has been undergoing a rough patch as of late. Companies like Samsung, LG and Apple are boasting of increasing profits, and it looks like nothing will be able to deter them. It was looking like HTC was just standing on the sidewalk watching the competition pass by, but HTC has revealed an unanticipated quarterly decrease in loss as a result of its Windows Phone, the HTC 8x (click her for details).

In a previous post, we have discussed the HTC DNA, which is Verizon’s and HTC’s collaborated effort to produce a next-generation phone.

The HTC Butterfly is the non-carrier version of the HTC DNA, which was originally launched in Japan as the HTC Butterfly J. The HTC Butterfly will soon be available world wide, and boasts specs which makes the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S III look last generation

HTC Butterfly Specs

The HTC Butterfly has specs which will leave even the most spec-hungry people happy. Looks like HTC wants to have a superphone ready for the inevitable Samsung Galaxy S4 which will be popping up soon. The specs of the HTC Butterfly have been given below-

  • 5 inch 1080×1920 Super LCD 3 Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 with Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of Internal Memory, Expandable upto 32 GB
  • 8 MP Camera, Capable of 1080p video recording, and a 2.1 MP fron facing camera
  • GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi, NFC etc.

The main thing which you will notice in the specs is the Full HD display. For many, this may be overkill, but the added resolution does give a boost in sharpness. We also think, that with a 1080p display, the HTC Butterfly has crossed the territory of a smartphone, and has entered as a phablet. We are not complaining though, because the display on the HTC Butterfly is best in market.


For this gorgeous phone you will have to pay a price. Exact price details have not yet been revealed, but expect to pay around what you would pay for a Samsung Galaxy Note II

Release Date

The phone is expected to release in the first week of January worldwide. We will keep you posted on the details. The Japanese version, the HTC Butterfly J has already been released. For people in the US, we would recommend taking a look at the HTC DNA, but only if you want Verizon as a carrier.


The HTC Butterfly will probably be the flagship phone for HTC. It has the right specs, and if it gets the right marketing, we think there is no reason why it would not dominate sales the coming year.

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