When I first heard about the HTC J Butterfly getting launched in Japan, I started drooling all over my keyboard. Here was a smartphone with a quad core processor, a 5-inch display, and a jaw-dropping 1080p display. I hoped that it would one day make it to our shores and it sort of did when it was announced as the HTC Droid DNA for Verizon, but what about the rest of the world? Apparently, we don’t have to wait much longer.
After the HTC J Butterfly emerged from Japan and arrived in the US as the Droid DNA, it is once again getting reborn as the HTC Deluxe for the international market. The core specs inside this “new” superphone will be the same as its Japanese and American counterparts. That means you still get a 1080p 5-inch full HD display (440ppi) and a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Other features include Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, HTC Sense 4+, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (no card slot), Bluetooth, NFC, a front-facing 2.1MP ultra wide camera, and a rear 8MP f/2.0 camera. What’s unclear is whether or not this phone will have LTE, especially seeing how the international-friendly Nexus 4 doesn’t do the 4G LTE thing either.
Since this is just a leak, we don’t have any information on pricing or availability yet, so it is unclear which international markets (and carriers) will pick up the HTC Deluxe. I sure hope it comes to Canada.