HTC’s long rumored 5-inch 1080p phablet has turned from sweet dream to orgasmic reality last week, but we still don’t know when to expect the beast to see the light of day outside Japan. The J Butterfly’s western name is also kept under wraps, although the money is either on a short and punchy DLX branding or on a more pretentious Deluxe baptizing.
As far as design goes, we weren’t certain if there’ll be any notable differences between the J Butterfly and the DLX, but now that seems to have been settled. Following a set of blurry pics leaked a few days ago, Verizon’s model of the 5-incher again stars in an unofficial render, which looks almost identical to J Butterfly’s official images.
Now before you start screaming wolf fake for not seeing any Verizon logos, keep in mind that this is a “render”, so it’s more like an image of the general aesthetic guidelines specific carrier branded versions have to follow.
As for the image’s source, that is the @Football4PDA Twitter account, which has proven extremely reliable for leaking info on HTC devices (and not only) in the past.
Nothing new in the specs department, but we already know (or think we know) pretty much everything. There’s no way Verizon will change anything major, so the 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core S4 Pro CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 8 MP/2 MP cameras, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, Beats Audio and 4G LTE support should all be there.
We would of course like to see a battery and/or storage bump, but that’s unfortunately unlikely too. Oh, well, you can’t have it all, right?