HTC Butterfly 3 with 5.2-inch 1440x2560 display rumored by @upleaks

HTC Butterfly 3 with 5.2-inch 1440x2560 display rumored by @upleaks
While we already have two wallpapers sourced (allegedly) from the HTC One M9 that seemingly confirm a 1080x1920 resolution for the upcoming flagship, a new @upleaks tweet claims the company is eyeing a 5.2-inch 1440x2560 (QHD) screen for another unannounced smartphone, the HTC Butterfly 3. That would make for a crisp, crazy pixel-dense display, but the question is are we going to see it on the global market? HTC Butterfly smartphones are known to be an Asian region exclusive, designed primarily with Japan and China's specs-intensive markets in mind. 

That's a good question, as previous rumors have pointed towards an HTC One M9 Plus with a large 5.5-inch QHD screen as its centerpiece. Which leads to another question - what will HTC announce at its March 1st event? With new Desire phones, Butterfly phones, flagship phones, and its first-ever wearables in the pipeline, the little Taiwanese company that could might end up with the biggest round of product announcements at MWC 2015.

source: @upleaks (Twitter) via The Android Soul



1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This is what i want, 5.2 quad hd. Too bad i wont be able to buy this since i can only get the m9

8. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

QHD is totally useless on 5.2 inch

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

For now it is, especially that it will give poor battery life and slow performance. But smartphones are evolving, i wouldn't want a smartphone that still has full hd in 2020. Screen have to change

14. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

How is QHD evolution? It has 0 advantages, you could't tell the difference at this screen size. It just slows down the phone and drains battery.

2. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

most likely asian-excluisive

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

5.2" device as tall as a 6". I have never seen that much top and bottom bezel on a phone.

4. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Hey! That picture is not the HTC butterfly 3 it is 1 or 2 don't know.

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Why?it looks better if its taller

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

While you're at it, have you looked at xperia z series yet?

11. TechNerd

Posts: 66; Member since: May 03, 2014

My 2 year old Xperia Z har rather slim bezels when compared to the one m8.

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The m8 has two front facing speakers. The z2 and z3 this time had two speakers but they didnt slim off the bezels. Sony makes a much more hideous bezel than htc

7. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

HTC Butterfly 1 with 1 camera, Butterfly 2 with cameras, so Butterfly 3 with 3 cameras? lol, just kidding.

9. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Release a global product.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I wonder if this is why we've been seeing random leaks of a 5.2" QHD One M9. Makes more sense to have the 5" FHD M9, 5.5" QHD M9 Max, and this phone.

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