HTC Butterfly heading to India later this month

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 18, 2013

HTC Butterfly

It looks like the HTC Butterfly is heading its way to India later this month for the stunningly high price of INR 44,000 (about $815), making it the most expensive Android smartphone available in India.

The Butterfly, also know as the J Butterfly or HTC Droid DNA, is a solid 5-inch smartphone with an impressive 1080p display. While its not the only 1080p smartphone on the market these days, it was certainly one of the first.

Outside of the display, the Butterfly packs a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor, an Adreno 320GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Additional specs include microSD for memory expansion, an 8MP rear cam, a 2.1MP front came and a 2020mAh battery. The phone is also powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

While the HTC Butterfly is an impressive smartphone, INR 44,000 is a lot to pay, especially when there are high-end alternatives out there for much less, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 for INR 31,900 or the Galaxy Note 2 for INR 37,400. Of course, neither of these options have a 1080p display.

What do you think, is the HTC Butterfly worth such a high asking price or would it be smarter to wait off for the price to drop, or for lower-cost 1080p phones to eventually make their way to India?

  • cycad007

    Dang HTC…why do you do this to yourselves?! Indians are among the most price-conscious (smart) consumers in the world. Price the product appropriately and it’ll sell by the truckload. You guys are competing against Samsung & the Chinese manufacturers!! Price this *SIGNIFICANTLY* under the Galaxy S3 while still maintaining a small profit. Volume (not price margin) is key in India!

  • Ankit

    I have always been a fan of htc, but some of the decisions they take are simply stupid.Tell me one reason people should go out and buythis for Rs44000+ when one can buy an s3 for lesser… have the chinese manufacturers and the indian ones to compete with and sammy’s devices are selling well here……………………… is no apple…