HTC has launched a new flagship Android smartphone with a 5-inch, 1080p display, called the HTC J Butterfly.
There’s a catch, however: It’s a Japan-only model, available exclusively with Japan’s mobile operator KDDI. Still, HTC claims its screen will appear in other models, available globally.
And the screen is indeed the star here: A 5-inch behemoth with a full HD, 1080p, 440ppi resolution, making it one of the most advanced smartphone screens out there. For comparison, the iPhone 5′s retina screen has a 640×1,136 resolution at 326 ppi.
The rest of the specifications is, for the most part, equally impressive. The device is powered by a quad-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and an 8-megapixel camera, and it’s running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The device is only 9.1mm thick, but it still has a solid 2,020mAh battery inside.
It’s a strong showing from HTC, and we’re definitely looking forward to international models which will probably be similar to — or perhaps even more powerful than — the J Butterfly.