HTC today launched its Butterfly superphone in India. Priced at Rs 46,000, it is the first Android smartphone to be launched in the country with a 5-inch 1080p full HD display. The Butterfly features top-of-the-line specifications with a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and much more.
Like most HTC high-end smartphones, the Butterfly has premium look and a sturdy build. It might not be iPhone 5-slim but at a hair over 9mm is not bad for a phone with this sort of hardware. We are talking about a 5-inch 1080p SLCD3 display, a 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot. HTC claims that it is water resistant to IPX-5 level (IPX-5 is protected against water jets – Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.)
The Butterfly also has the ImageSense chip that was first introduced in the HTC One X for zero shutter lag and the ability to click pictures while shooting videos. It also has an image stabilization mode, so it would be interesting to see how it compares with the Nokia Lumia 920.
HTC Butterfly key specifications
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor
- 5-inch S-LCD 3 with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 & Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Android 4.1 with HTC Sense
- 16GB of storage with microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB of storage
- 2 GB of RAM
- Bluetooth with aptX enabled (Bluetooth 4.0)
- DLNA for wirelessly streaming media, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with MHL for USB or HDMI connection
- 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures), F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
- 2.1 megapixel front camera (1080p for video chat)
- Dedicated HTC ImageChip
- 2,020 mAh battery