The 5-inch HTC J Butterfly smartphone has been recently unveiled in Japan, but the phablet contender will soon arrive in other markets as well. In fact, we’ve known for a while that the handset was heading to the U.S. via Verizon, and we have more pictures of the smartphone to prove it.
Android Central has posted several images showing a HTC handset with Verizon branding, and from the looks of it, we’re looking at a first U.S. version of the J Butterfly.
The device is apparently called HTC DLX, which doesn’t stand for HTC Droid Incredible X as it was previously believed, but for HTC Deluxe. According to Engadget, trusted Twitter account @evleaks reveals that the J Butterfly is actually codenamed Deluxe J In its bootloader menu.
Nevertheless, Verizon may choose to rebrand it as whatever it wants, so we won’t rule out Droid Incredible X as a potential product name for the 5-inch handset.
Specs wise, the HTC DLX seems to be identical to its Japanese twin. A phone profile screen reveals that the handset will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Other features include 16GB of memory, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, Beats audio and 4G LTE support, as clearly indicated on the back of the device – not that we expect Verizon to launch any smartphone without LTE support.
Release dates and pricing are not available at this time for the DLX, but we’ll keep you updated – it’s worth mentioning that Verizon will have quite a few phablet models in store this Christmas season, in case you’re shopping for such devices: LG Intuition, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC DLX. What are you buying?