HTC J Butterfly, the 5-inch smartphone!

Introducing HTC J Butterfly, the world’s first smartphone which sports a deliciously high-resolution 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with 1920x1080p display. This display, with its 440ppi density, puts the Retina Display on the iPhone 5 to shame, as it can only muster 640 x 1136 at 326ppi, while its big screened rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, may want to go into hiding with its 5.5-inch display at 720 x 1280.

Despite its hefty screen, this first full HD smartphone is relatively slim at 9.5mm and it has a 2,020mAh battery powering it. Another notable point is that it will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4 on top. The device is also equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor backed up by 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and microSD card slot. Unlike the HTC One X, the HTC J Butterfly will be able expand the storage by a further 32GB via a microSD slot and it will also have 4G LTE connectivity.

8MP snapper

Round the back there’s an 8MP camera capable of recording 1080p video, while the front-facing snapper offers up a 2.1MP sensor, and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G support and the microSD slot will keep you connected.

If all these specs weren’t enticing enough the J Butterfly is also a global phone meaning it will work on CDMA and GSM networks so you could pick one up in Japan and use it here in Europe as long as it is unlocked. The J Butterfly is also waterproof with an IPX5 rating so it seems perfectly suited to rainy weather.

As of now, HTC will be shipping off the handset to only Japan. The UK and US HTC J Butterfly release date and price are currently unknown, as the Taiwanese firm hasn’t made an announcement regarding the same.