Japanese carrier KDDI has launched the latest HTC J Butterfly, a plastic handset with the One M8′s specs. Interestingly enough, the device has a duo camera setup, but without the utrapixel sensor.
Research conducted by IDC Japan has shown that HTC has overtaken Samsung in smartphone sales in Japan. However, Apple remains the dominant market leader, with Sony and Sharp also performing strongly.
After finally solving the component shortages which plagued the HTC One’s launch, production is expected to double this month to keep up with strong demand for the handset.
The HTC J Butterfly is on track for Sense 5 update, according to a company official. Some more HTC One features will be added, too.
A new report shows seems to indicate that HTC may be already working on a future Butterfly generation.
Is HTC finally on the comeback trail after a forgettable year? It looks like Q4 sales are strong and the Droid DNA or J Butterfly has got people excited.
Just a few days ago we showed you a new set of press images for the HTC Deluxe DLX, which appears to be the name of the international Droid DNA / J Butterfly version. But now we hear the Deluxe DLX may not hit European markets, and the news comes straight from HTC.
The HTC Droid DNA is already available from Verizon in the USA, and from KDDI in Japan, where it’s known as the J Butterfly. But what about other international markets? When will the rest of the world receive HTC’s 5-inch Android flagship smartphone?
Remember back when rumors suggested that Verizon’s 5-inch HTC smartphone will be called the HTC Deluxe or the HTC Droid DNA? Well the rumors weren’t that wrong.
It’s official, folks, Verizon is getting a new phablet this winter, after the LG Intuition and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. And as expected, that third model is going to be HTC-made and will be known as the Droid DNA, the U.S. version of the HTC J Butterfly that was announced for Japan a while ago.