Friday, January 4, 2013

HTC Butterfly to be released in the Philippines soon

Taiwanese mobile manufacturer HTC has announced before that the HTC Butterfly will be launched for the international market. And yes, it's coming to the Philippines too!

The HTC Butterfly, known as HTC Droid DNA under the carrier Verizon in the US, is a 5-inch full HD Android smartphone powered with a Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. It's also famous in Japan (known there as HTC J Butterfly) Here's the full specs:
  •  5" super LCD 3 with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection
    • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441 ppi
  • CPU: Qualcomm S4 1.5GHz, quad-core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP AF rear camera with LED flash and BSI sensor
    • 1080p HD video recording
  • 2.1MP front camera
  • accelerometer; gyro, ambient light, and proximity sensor
  • built-in Beats Audio
  • A-GPS and GLONASS
  • WiFi/ 3G/ Bluetooth/ DLNA connectivity
  • HTC Sense UI 4+
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean (upgradeable to 4.2 Jellybean)
  • 2020 mAh battery
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Quite a powerful phone that matches with the Samsung Galaxy SIII in specs, the HTC Butterfly packs a powerful quad-core processor, an excellent 8MP camera complete with LED flash and BSI (back-illuminated sensor) that's perfect for both normal and low-light shooting. Adding up to the high-end specs is the built-in Beats Audio that gives superb audio experience. It's already running in Jellybean and can be upgraded to 4.2 Jellybean which is good. And of course, all of this comes with a price, a very high one. HTC Butterfly will cost about $788 or roughly PHP 32,000, although no official pricing and availability date yet.

UPDATE: It's available now on HTC Concept Stores for PHP 30,900.