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HTC’s 5 inch 1080p flagship device, the Butterfly (or DNA if you’re in America), launched in Taiwan yesterday. The company’s CEO, Peter Chou, was at the launch event and told members of the press that: “Based on our initial feedback, the phone has become very popular in Japan and we have been endeavoring to boost our shipments.”

HTC Butterfly

At long last, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for HTC, one that emanates from the 5-inch display of the HTC Droid DNA, also known as the HTC Butterfly. Here’s the latest update on the flagship smartphone’s availability.

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The HTC Butterfly was just announced without fanfare. The full HD device is the international version of the Droid DNA and is coming to European and Asian markets at an undisclosed date.
Check out the HTC Butterfly specs after the break.

HTC Butterfly

The HTC Butterfly is out, sporting a full HD screen, a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and an 8MP camera. The phone is the international version of Verizon’s Droid DNA and the Japan-only HTC J Butterfly. Previous rumors have suggested that this phone will be called HTC DLX/Deluxe, but HTC decided for something less tacky. Check out the official HTC Butterfly image gallery after the jump.

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HTC announced a 1080p smartphone in mid-October called the J Butterfly. We wondered when it would land in other countries, and sure enough it launched in the United States about a month later as the Droid DNA on Verizon. But what about Europe and other Asian countries? We heard it was going to be called the DLX, but it turns out those rumors were incorrect. HTC has finally made the device official, and it’s simply called “Butterfly”.

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HTC has been in the doldrums for the past year or so, having been fast overtaken by other smartphone manufacturers, particularly Samsung and Apple. In fact, the company’s revenues had declined in the past four months. But even as analysts have predicted the demise of HTC, it seems the Taiwanese company is bouncing back.