HTC Butterfly is official – international GSM variant of the Droid DNA monsterphone

HTC Butterfly is official – international GSM variant of the Droid DNA monsterphone
Without much fanfare, HTC just made its Butterfly Android smartphone official, and the device already has its dedicated page on the company's web site. We're looking at a handset nearly identical to the J Butterfly, which was announced for Japan back in October, and the HTC Droid DNA, which Verizon subscribers in the U.S. can already buy. What makes the HTC Butterfly different, however, is that it is an international device that will get along well with GSM carriers throughout the world.

Other than that, there's nothing really new about the HTC Butterfly, and no, we aren't complaining about it. The smartphone comes with the same monstrous 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. There is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro ticking at 1.5GHz inside the handset. You also get a pair of cameras - an 8-megapixel one in the back with a dedicated ImageChip for zero shutter lag, and a 2MP front-facing snapper. For more details about the device, our HTC Droid DNA review might hold the answers to your burning questions.

Unfortunately, we don't know what international markets the HTC Butterfly will be released in. No word in regards to pricing has been revealed either, but we hope to know more on the matter soon. 

source: HTC via Pocketnow

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  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2020 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    HTC Sense UI



53. steveitxy

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

i have a htc butteerfly j red form japan with a 64 gb card and i had a htc one x + both were unlocked but the burrerfly is exceptionaly fast and yes you can buy one if you want one just a matter of looking

52. steveitxy

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

just a fyi i have a htc butterfly j red yes it is all that i just put a 64 sandisk micro sd in it work just fine no problems at all

45. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

still wishing for removable battery and expandable memory..... why is HTC pulling an apple?

50. alouden unregistered

Does it not have a micro SD reader?

51. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Didn't the article say that the international version will have SD card slot?

42. SomikSharma

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

See detailed review of this Hi-tech smartphone at my blog, TechnozmaniaBlogspot

38. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Ooooh... what color will it come with?

34. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

King of smartphones will always be the iPhone. Ask any gullible person.

33. waqarz

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Amazing htc has listened us, this is the King of smartphones

32. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

ill stick with my note 2 thank you.

31. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Expandable storage, oh yes! That was my only problem with the DNA, but it was Verizon's request

30. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So I'm assuming since this phone is hspa+ it will get better battery life. Has anyone noticed how much the average battery life increases with this switch?

28. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

darn now i cant choose between xperia v , this beat and nexus 4..

39. BadAssAbe

Posts: 509; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

HTC Is the best of the 3 but the real question is Would you pay $200+ more for a bigger, better screen and microSD card?

40. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Well, we don't know how much the Butterfly is going to be yet. I would guess it'd be in the 600-700 dollar range like all other just released new phones. If that's the case, the price won't be that much different from the Xperia V.

27. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Goodbye One x and 3-4 months from now, goodbye butterfly. Nice knowing you. A year from now, goodbye HTC.

25. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

micro sd expansion slot? oooh....the deal got juicier for me - i'll be waiting when it get's here in manila or i might fly to singapore if they get it, fun, fun ', )

24. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012


21. FAUguy

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Interesting this has a microSD card slot, but the DROID DNA does not.

49. alouden unregistered

I have to believe that was Verizon's doing. I more blame them than HTC.

15. CODHP13

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Micro sd? Finally HTC learned sth... But I like non expandable storage if it is higher (one x+) and I accept non user removable battery if u hav got a big juice inside da phone. (haven't seen this kind of phone from HTC) if u r giving more storage and more juice I luv that uni body system.If u r nt I always prefer s3 lyk phones.

16. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

i wish they did 64gb instead of 16+msd, Internal > external speed anyday (period)

22. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

You guys havent realised HTC dont wanna give the usa all it goodies the usa always recieves crap late and with not complete features. Simply becasue of apple. I hope this agreement with apple will push HTC foward to releasing what the people really need and the international deluxe is what im talking about micro sd card slot next will be removeable battery.

13. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Any idea when it will start shipping and to which countries.

10. wendygarett unregistered

I don't understand the hype of 1080p screen :( What makes it so special?

12. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

its almost paper like quality (although i am still yet to see for myself) and brilliant image reproduction.

14. wendygarett unregistered

What I mean is you don't need that much of ppi tho... It might hurts your eyes, too contrast on a very small screen... Not actually can tell the different tho...

17. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

It wont hurt your eyes :L Why would it?? Why would they even go into production if they found out that such high PPI on a small screen was bad...and on a normal day to day basis on texting? No you wouldnt. But movies, pictures, web browsing ?? HELL YES IT WOULD!

18. wendygarett unregistered

oh now i see lol :P

19. ReddD

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Your logic is flawed there, if the image is clearer then your eyes won't have to work as hard to focus on it. 300 ppi is the max a person with 20/20 vision can distinguish at the usual distance you hold your phone away from your face. I forget the specific figure. however if you have better than 20/20 vision then you can distinguish those pixels or if you happen to be closer to the screen. In one of the reviews I read on it, it mentioned that there is a discernible difference between 300ppi and 440ppi.

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