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New HTC superphone pics, specs unveiled

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Oct 2012 12:35 User comments (14)

New HTC superphone pics, specs unveiled HTC has unveiled the specs and pictures of their new superphone, dubbed the HTC J Butterfly in Japan.
The phone has been rumored as HTC's version of the Nexus, with high-end specs.

Featuring a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with 440ppi, the display is much more detailed than any current smartphone, including the new iPhone 5 and its Retina Display.

The phone is just 9.1mm thick, has a nice curved design and is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 8MP rear camera. Even better, the phone will come with Android 4.1.2 right out of the box.

HTC has placed a large 2020mAh battery in there too, which should lead to long battery life.

There is no word on American naming, availability, or pricing anywhere.


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14 user comments

117.10.2012 12:42

Don't care where you're from, who you are or what you think............This phone is tits! That's pretty much EVERYTHING "Best of best" of all phones out there combined into one.

800 retail I bet.

217.10.2012 13:52

It may be a great phone, but if it's not carrier-agnostic, HTC has put another nail in their coffin. They've nearly killed themselves by going along with carrier exclusivity agreements.

317.10.2012 15:08

It's about damn time they started putting decent screens on the things.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

417.10.2012 16:29

You forgot to mention thati it's also waterproof. And that its display is from sharp which may indicate igzo screen technology that will save on battery life.

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517.10.2012 17:36

nice design

617.10.2012 18:10

In Japan on Dec.
I like it better that the Samsung Galaxy IV, but I'm skeptic about the water proof thing with the battery lock inside.

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717.10.2012 19:05

Originally posted by Bozobub:
It may be a great phone, but if it's not carrier-agnostic, HTC has put another nail in their coffin. They've nearly killed themselves by going along with carrier exclusivity agreements.
I agree with you on this one. Carrier specific really blows cause there's some phones with some killer stuff on it that was great, but was only on AT&T or Sprint or Verizon. Word of advice HTC: Stop this shit! It's literally killing your business! I understand there may be some benefits to doing this, but if they were to do this for all carrriers with some modifications from each carrier, then this would be the most logical way for them to collect revenue. After all, it's much better to eat from the pie and get what you want of it, instead of being restricted to one slice cause there's not enough to go around, eh??

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818.10.2012 4:30

ts about damn time they started putting decent screens on the things.

918.10.2012 8:40

Great phone and having a microsd slot is a move back in the right direction.

Although my first thought when i saw it was, ummm at last a serious contender to the S3 which would make me chose htc again (ive had htc phones since wm5.whatever).

Then i saw the battery was non removable, ok its a 2200mAh cell, but for me the great draw about the S3, apart from the power is the fact i can slap in a 4000+mAh cell, or swap the battery should i need to without voiding my warranty and getting a screw driver out.

Yes there are battery cases, but messing around with the battery case, charging the phone, remembering to turn it on is to much faf, i just want to rip out the stock cell and but in the biggest runtime cell i can and to hell with how thin it is.

At the end of the day, it does show htc is listening after all.

1018.10.2012 12:01

Good to see the return of the micro SD slot on HTC's flagship phones.....but sealing the battery away is just stupid - and a deal-breaker for me.

So for me, at this end of the market, it is still Samsung I would look to 1st.

1118.10.2012 12:05

I don't mind the battery being non-removable if it makes the phone waterproof. At least there's a reason for it.

The batteries in my HD2 and Galaxy Nexus are removable and I always say I'm gonna swap in a bigger one but I probably never will so meh. And I never keep the phones long enough for the batteries to crap out on me.


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1218.10.2012 22:49

Originally posted by Bozobub:
It may be a great phone, but if it's not carrier-agnostic, HTC has put another nail in their coffin. They've nearly killed themselves by going along with carrier exclusivity agreements.
Agreed. Their best way to get back in the game and compete with Samsung would be to streamline the device across all 4 major US carriers with the core design being the same and only just adding carrier logos to appease the telcos.

1321.10.2012 22:49

Originally posted by ZeusAV:
Originally posted by Bozobub:
It may be a great phone, but if it's not carrier-agnostic, HTC has put another nail in their coffin. They've nearly killed themselves by going along with carrier exclusivity agreements.
Agreed. Their best way to get back in the game and compete with Samsung would be to streamline the device across all 4 major US carriers with the core design being the same and only just adding carrier logos to appease the telcos.
Unlike in India Carrier agnostic GSM phones simply don't work on major US carrier services. When my daughter was visiting here she damaged screen on her mobile which was an AT&T with gloabal roaming service. I tried using the sim card from her phone on one of mine. It would simply not work. The US carriers have the sim AND the bios so configured that both have to be from them.

BTW I can also take absolutely any CDMA phone to any CDMA service provider and they CAN program it for their service !

1421.10.2012 23:56

By "carrier-agnostic", I mean multi-antenna phones (or at least multiple builds, so each carrier has a version), more than GSM.

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