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?
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HTC DLX over the samsung/LG counterparts anyday!
Lol you’re fucked up the next galaxy well totally destroy this shit. Don’t believe me? Well then Google exynos 5 its more powerful than s4 pro. And if speculations are true then the galaxy s4 will have 3gb ram
Who cares? galaxy s4 is still far away… I think that this is really great move from HTC. Everyone already released their flagships and HTC came out last with yet unmachable handset.
im still love HTC even samsung galaxy S Universe X release..no heart/hurt felling dude..
Samsung needs to step their game up with the building quality. HTC needs to continue to put out phones like this. That being said, I enjoy my Samsung Galaxy Nexus. But only because of the pure Google experience.
Definitely going with the Note 2 – I would love that HTC screen ppi, but the S-pen and software on the N2 just seems to be more mature at this point; a phablet is more than just a 5″ screen.
the 2020mAh battery is going to get owned by that screen. Make it a little thicker with a bigger battery.
It absolutely needs to be a Nexus phone with a 2500 mah battery min.