The nosebleed-worthy HTC J Butterfly disappointed many when it was announced as a Japan exclusive device, and for very good reason. Here was a device more than capable of taking on the Samsung Galaxy Note II in terms of hardware. With a 5-inch Full HD screen utilising HTC’s latest S-LCD3 technology as well as what is currently the most powerful mobile processor in the market, the Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.5GHz quad-core), the J Butterfly is every tech geek’s wet dream.
So it was only a matter of time before HTC would launch it in other countries in different guises. First up, naturally, is the USA, where – as we mentioned last week – HTC and Verizon had organized a press event earlier today. Surprise, surprise, as many had speculated it was indeed the launch of the Droid DNA, the Verizon remake of the J Butterfly.
The Droid DNA (official launch video here) will run on Android 4.1 with the latest Sense 4+ UI. In addition to the aforementioned specs, there is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable flash storage. Also, there will be wireless charging support and the ever-present Beats Audio built in. And, if those are not enough, this beast has 2.5V speakers.
At the moment, HTC are mum on an international variant (one that we can actually use here), but GSMarena are speculating that HTC would most probably announce one next year in CES or MWC.