New handset is the first to feature Super LCD 3 technology

HTC J Butterfly: The world’s first smartphone with 5-inch full HD display

Boasting a better screen quality than Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S3, HTC’s new smartphone has a 5-inch display with 440 pixels per inch.

The Android handset is the first to have Super LCD 3 standard, with current HTC devices, such as the One X, utilising Super LCD 2 tech.

Super LCD 3 bumps the phone’s display up to 1080p from the 720p seen in the current generation.

But what does this all mean for the user? Well, the display is around 25 per cent sharper than the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3.

Powered by a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, the J Butterfly has 16GB of storage, an 8PM back-facing camera and a 2PM front-facing one. Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the phone will have 4G LTE connectivity.

The handset goes on sale in Japan in December and comes in white, black or red. Although there are no details about a worldwide release, the J Butterfly is a ‘global phone’, meaning that it will work on CDMA and GSM networks. As long as you buy it unlocked from Japan, you’ll be able to use it in Europe…so everyone lives happily ever after.

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